Housing Investment In Ballinteer

I warmly welcome the approval of the proposed housing development in Ballinteer by the Department for the Environment, Community and Local Government.  This development will see a significant investment of €5.1million in 21 new homes in our community and will provide much needed housing.

The move is part of the first phase of direct-build under the Government’s social housing strategy.

€312 million has been approved by my party colleague, Minister Alan Kelly TD, which will see an additional 1,700 social housing units come become available by 2017 with an estimated 3,000 additional jobs in construction created.

The Government is investing €4billion in social housing to deliver 35,000 housing units by 2020 and plans to reduce housing waiting lists by 25% nationally by 2017 based on the most recent housing need assessment report.