Varadkar confirms significant €7.3M investment in social housing in Dublin West

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed a significant €7.3 million Government investment in social housing in the area.

The funding will provide 33 new housing units across five projects for homeless people, older people and people with a disability.

“This is a very significant investment in social housing in Dublin West and demonstrates the Government’s commitment to resolving the housing crisis. These five organisations provide essential services for homeless people, older people and people with a disability. I really welcome this new funding,” Minister Varadkar said.

“The ongoing economic recovery gives us more and more opportunities to focus resources on improving public service and infrastructure. As well as providing essential accommodation for homeless people, this funding allows us to move people with disabilities into an appropriate setting in the community rather than an institution. And I am always pleased to see new investments in voluntary housing for older people.

“I want to commend the five housing bodies for making successful and effective applications under the scheme, and securing funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government.”

The details of the five projects are:

• Dublin Simon Community, €2.7M, 12 units for homeless people in Ongar, Waterville, Castlecurragh, Blanchardstown;
• Housing Association for Integrated Living, €0.4M, 3 units in Ongar to relocate people with disabilities from a congregated setting;
• Tuath Housing Association, €1.4M, 4 units in Mulhuddart & Clonsilla for people with a disability;
• Clanmill Housing Association, €0.7M, 3 units in Clonee & Tyrrelstown for homeless people;
• Circle Voluntary Housing Association, €2.1M, 11 units in Clonee, Clonsilla, Castleknock & Tyrrelstown for homeless people, people with a disability and older people.