Thursday 22 February 2018

Five sites for modular housing for homeless identified in predominantly disadvanted areas of Dublin

Modular Homes Display. This house is by Skyclad.
Modular Homes Display. This house is by Skyclad.

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.

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