Voluntary housing associations expected to create bulk of units
NEW social housing units are likely to be brought online largely by voluntary housing associations in the coming years, members heard at their November meeting.
The revelation came after Cllr. Peter Savage queried the availability of houses to rent in the Carlingford area.
He said that with the growth in tourism, local people were ‘really struggling to find rental accommodation’ as many owners appeared to use properties for tourist bookings.
Cllr. Savage added that landlords were asking tenants to move as they had weekend bookings.
‘We should be making a bigger effort to source houses which are available for rent in the Carlingford area,’ said Cllr. Savage.
The north Louth councillor said that he felt on previous occasions he had gone to the council about the availability of sites that he had been ‘ignored.’
He asked if the local authority were currently actively looking for sites.
Director of Services, Frank Pentony revealed that voluntary housing associations were in line to create the bulk of housing.
Cllr Peter Savage.