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Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly

Former residents of Father Scully House in Dublin's city centre will be able to move into their new homes before Christmas.

It was today described as "a welcome Christmas present" for the tenants after eight years in temporary accommodation.

The original Fr Scully House, a complex of 45 senior citizen bedsits, was built in the late 1960s.

It was vacated in 2006 and subsequently demolished.

Construction of a new €17m complex, comprising 99 apartments near the junction of Gardiner Street and Mountjoy Square, was built with 100pc State funding under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS), and was recently completed.

It was built following the State grant to the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS).

RESOLVED

An issue that arose over the rents sought by the Society has now been resolved.

The society has agreed to charge standard social housing rents to tenants of Fr Scully House.

Twenty five former residents will now definitely move into the new complex before Christmas.

"They can be also be assured that there will be no deposit for the former residents and they will pay the standard social housing rental that they have been used to," said CHAS chairman Jim O'Sullivan.

"We will now make immediate contact with the former residents and accelerate the necessary arrangements for their transfer into the new complex," he added.

Agreement on the move was reached following a meeting convened by Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

fdillon@herald.ie

Gardiner Street and Mountoy Square was built with 100pc State funding under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS), and was recently completed.

It was built following the State grant to the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS).

An issue that arose over the rents sought by the Society has now been resolved.

The society has agreed to charge standard social housing rents to tenants of Fr Scully House.

Twenty five former residents will now definitely move into the new complex before Christmas.

"They can be also be assured that there will be no deposit for the former residents and they will pay the standard social housing rental that they have been used to," said CHAS chairman Jim O'Sullivan.

"We will now make immediate contact with the former residents and accelerate the necessary arrangements for their transfer into the new complex," he said.

Agreement was reached following a meeting convened by Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

fdillon@herald.ie


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