€1M MILL­STREET HOUS­ING PLAN

The Corkman - - FRONT PAGE - MARIA HERLIHY

THERE are to be six so­cial hous­ing units built in Mill­street at cost of over €1 mil­lion.

On Tues­day, Min­is­ter for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed (FG) told The Cork­man that €1,165,200 will be given to Cork County Coun­cil to build the six so­cial hous­ing units at Claragh Road in Mill­street. He said pro­vid­ing an ad­e­quate sup­ply of so­cial hous­ing is a “key pri­or­ity” for the Govern­ment.

He said: “Our strat­egy, Re­build­ing Ire­land: Ac­tion plan on hous­ing and home­less­ness is de­signed to ac­cel­er­ate all types of hous­ing sup­ply- so­cial, pri­vate and rental. In par­tic­u­lar, Re­build­ing Ire­land seeks the de­liv­ery of in­creased vol­umes of so­cial hous­ing over the com­ing years.”

The aim is to put in place 47,000 units by 2021. Min­is­ter Creed said that he is pleased that fam­i­lies in Mill­street and in the North Cork re­gion who have a hous­ing need will ben­e­fit from their strat­egy and will con­tinue to do so as progress ac­cel­er­ates in the com­ing months and years.

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