Five sites for modular housing for homeless identified in predominantly disadvanted areas of Dublin
Published 28/10/2015 | 22:06
DUBLIN City Council has identified five sites where approximately 150 modular houses will be located for homeless families.
The sites are in predominantly disadvantaged areas of the capital - Ballyfermot and Crumlin on the south of the city, and Finglas, Darndale and Ballymun on the north side.
Around 150 modular sites are to be delivered under a fast-track procurement process by early next year, and the remainder over 2016, Environment Minister Alan Kelly said last week.
Now the sites have been identified. They are:
*Poppintree, Ballymun. - 22 modular homes
*Mourne Rd, Crumlin. – 29 modular homes
*Belcamp site H, Belcamp Avenue. – 38 modular homes
*St.Helenas Drive, Finglas. – 40 modular homes
*Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermott. - 24 modular homes
The move comes as figures from September show there are 3,428 adults and 1,571 children living in emergency accommodation across the State - a rise on those without a home in August.
Of these, 738 are families, with the vast majority - at 637 - in the capital.
Families housed in the units will not be considered as being housed on a permanent basis, and will remain on local authority waiting lists. However, the units will form part of the council's housing stock.