Kerry County Council Allocated Nearly €1m To Refurbish Social Housing Units

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GRANT funding totalling €991,600 has been allocated to Kerry County Council under the 2020 Voids Stimulus Programme to enable the refurbishing of 50 social housing units for the purpose of re-letting them to individuals and families.

As part of the July Stimulus Programme, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage announced over €40 million for the refurbishment of voids.

All Local Authorities made applications which were 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.

Kerry County Council received an allocation of €424,550 for the refurbishing of 36 standard voids and a further €567,050 for the refurbishing of long-term voids. The allocation was welcomed by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley.

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