The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has announced the launch of a new phase of Local Authority social housing that will see approximately 1,530 new homes delivered across a number of local authorities, including 80 in Ballymakenny East in Drogheda.
No date has been given for the commencement of building but these plans are subject to design development, planning etc. as the projects are taken forward.
Today’s launch builds is part of a Public Private Partnership social housing pilot programme being delivered by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and relevant local authorities.
Welcoming today’s new phase of social housing, Minister O’Brien said:
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“Approximately 80 individuals and families in Co Louth, and over 1,500 in total across four counties, will benefit from the latest social housing Public-Private Partnership programme announced today. This Government, through Housing for All, is committed to increasing the supply of social housing to an average of 10,000 social homes per annum between 2022 and 2030.”
Work is on-going to progress further phases under the programme. A public-private partnership (PPP) is an arrangement between a public authority and a private partner designed to deliver a public infrastructure project or service under a long-term contract.