€377,000 for 27 empty housing units

By Dan Walsh

Wexford County Council is to receive funding of €377,000 for the refurbishment and repair of 27 empty housing units following an announcement by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD of €40 million for the refurbishment of local authority void housing units.


Speaking from New Ross this morning, Wexford Independent TD, Verona Murphy told WexfordLocal.com; “The refurbishment and re-letting of 27 void properties in County Wexford is vitally important and it has been made clear by the Department of Housing that these works are to be carried out immediately with the units allocated by the end of this year”

The Deputy added; “Applications are categorised into three funding streams; standard voids at an average cost of approximately €11,500, homeless voids at an average cost of €17,300 and long-term voids at an average cost of €47,000, Wexford has received funding for 22 standard voids and five long term voids.”

Nationally 2,398 applications from Local Authorities across Ireland have been approved at a cost of €39.8 million, with further applications anticipated.

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