Monday 16 September 2019

Social housing targets set

Fingal Director of Housing, Margaret Geraghty
Fingal Director of Housing, Margaret Geraghty

John Manning

Fingal County Council is gearing up for a busy second half of 2019 as its social housing construction programme remains on target.

Due to strong growth between 2015-2018, Fingal exceeded its targets under the Rebuilding Ireland Programme and provided 4,000 social housing solutions.

Keys are expected to be handed over shortly to 84 families following the completion of construction projects at Mulhuddart, Rolestown, Rivermeade and Balbriggan.

Regarding future delivery, construction is underway or about to commence on a number of other sites throughout Fingal. This is in addition to 200 new homes already completed and occupied on 10 housing projects across the County.

Fingal County Council is now implementing a three-year strategy, running from 2019-21, that will continue to deliver a pipeline of social housing and see construction start on the delivery of affordable housing.

A strong delivery pipeline of social housing is also in place in collaboration with Approved Housing Bodies on sites across the county including developments at Mulhuddart, Corduff, Dublin 11, Santry, and Lusk.

Director of Housing Margaret Geraghty said: 'We are committed to delivering a strong pipeline of housing between now and 2022 on lands in our ownership and working with our partner Approved Housing Bodies and the Land Development Agency.

'We are also working with private developers where building is taking place at over 80 sites across the County to agree the provision of social housing in private developments in accordance with the Planning Acts. These combined approaches ensure that Fingal will continue to deliver new social housing to meet the needs of people on our housing waiting list.'

In tandem with the social housing output, the Council is advancing projects that will deliver new affordable homes in the coming years.

Fingal Independent