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NABCo Housing Project in Loughlinstown points the way for the future of social housing

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Friday) welcomed the launch of a new housing development undertaken by NABCo Co-operative housing at Loughlinstown, Dun Laoghaire. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor attended today’s opening of the 49 units of family accommodation by Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan T.D.

“This social housing development is an excellent example of how housing for poor and vulnerable people should work. One of the residents I spoke to was delighted with his new home and I can see why. Residents have been consulted on important factors such as the décor. This is important because it helps guarantee buy in from the residents. The design is simple and practical. The homes are located so that they receive maximum sunlight.

“This project provides an excellent blueprint for future such developments. The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government supported the development through Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, who administer the Department’s Capital Funding Scheme.

“NABCo is an excellent organisation and should be praised for its continued commitment tothe provision of good quality accommodation to more disadvantaged members of society. This development in Loughlinstown is testament tothe benefits of a partnership approach between local councils and voluntary agencies in the area of social services.”