€5.3 million announced for Clare Housing – BREEN

March 21st, 2012 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. & Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of State at Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government Jan O’Sullivan T.D. that Clare local authorities are to receive over €5.3 million in funding from the housing capital allocation. The allocations will support investment under the national regeneration programme, works to improve the standard and energy efficiency of the national social housing stock as well as meeting commitments under existing contracts for delivering social and voluntary houses.

“I welcome the fact that Clare has received such a significant allocation in the current economic circumstances given that the overall housing budget had declined substantially in recent years. This money will allow local authorities to protect budgets for homelessness, regeneration, and grants for the elderly and disabled.”

“Given the current economic crisis the need for social housing has increased, and this money will allow us to deliver bigger numbers of social housing schemes in a variety of different ways. In total, this Government is investing €251 million