Over €300,000 for local authority housing adaptations in Dun Laoghaire
Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has, today (Thursday) welcomed the allocation of €323,532 by Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie Coffey TD, for the adaptation of local authority housing to meet the needs of tenants with disabilities.
“In Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, €323,532 has been granted to the County Council so that improvements can be made to local authority housing for tenants with disabilities.
“In all local authorities across the country, allocations have been made for the full amount sought up to €300,000. In our case here in Dun Laoghaire, €360,000 was requested so I am pleased that a significant proportion of the full amount was secured.
“Thousands of people are living in local authority housing in Dun Laoghaire and many of these have disabilities. We need to ensure that the people of the locality are living in homes that are fit for purpose and this funding will go a long way towards making the improvements required.
“Where new houses can’t be identified for tenants with disabilities, we must do everything we can to ensure that their houses are more suitable for them to live in and that is what this funding is intended to do.
“It is important that we continue to work to make the greater Dun Laoghaire area a better place for people to live. Funding such as this is essential in raising the standard of living for all people in the community.
“The provision of housing is a priority for this Government. As well as building new homes, it is vital that we upgrade the houses where people are already living. This funding is very welcome and I am confident it will make a big difference to many people in Dun Laoghaire“.