Former Lord Mayor says Governm...


Former Lord Mayor says Government's housing policy is working

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11:34 11 Apr 2023

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A former Lord Mayor of Cork says he believes the Government's housing policy is working in the city just a week after he criticised the delay in allocating social housing units on Pouladuff Road.

Councillor Colm Kelleher outlined how €878 million has been spent on housing in Cork over the past 18 months and last year 934 social and affordable homes were delivered across the city, representing an investment of over €357 million.

Over 1500 homes are currently under construction and nearly 400 homes across seven schemes have recently been approved by the Department of Housing.

His comments come just a week after he described as "disappointing" that 11 social housing units were lying vacant 9 months after he had officially opened them.

The 11 apartments are on Mandeville Place, on Pouladuff Road, and Cllr Kelleher opened them during his time as Lord Mayor.

Speaking to RedFM News last week, Cllr Colm Kelleher says these houses need to be allocated immediately.

"These particular units in question are for downsizing, or right sizing. So they wouldn't go down the traditional route of allocations that normal social homes would go down.

"And right sizing and downsizing traditionally take a small bit longer but to have 11 units sitting effectively on the Stock Show for the last nine months, I'm amazed and perplexed as to why it has taken this long

"I'm just disappointed really but look, I am sure that they will be allocated imminently."

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