88 new homes will be provided for social housing in the Rathnew area through a government scheme

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Wicklow TD Minister Simon Harris has announced that 88 new homes will be provided for social housing in the Rathnew area through a government scheme. 

Minister Simon Harris has this week confirmed that there will be 88 new social housing homes in a development of 144 units (Houses/ apartments) in Rahnew Co Wicklow. The Department of Housing and Local Government offers financial support to AHBs in the form of a long term loan under the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) to assist with the financing of the construction or acquisition of units that will be provided for social housing use.  This loan facility can support up to 30% of the eligible capital cost of the project, where the units will be provided under long-term lease arrangements (and funded by the SHCEP) to local authorities for social housing use.

Making the announcement, Minister Simon Harris said:

“I am really pleased to confirm that 88 new social housing homes will be delivered in Rathnew through the CALF scheme – a Rebuilding Ireland measure established to assist Approved Housing Bodies in purchasing houses to be leased for social housing.

These 88 houses will be part of a 144 unit development at Hazelbrook Rise, Rathnew.  15 of the 88 new social housing homes will be delivered through the Part V planning requirements – a measure in place to ensure housing developments have a healthy balance of housing. ”

“This is one of a number of projects currently being undertaken by Wicklow County Council  and its partners in the Approved Housing Body sector through the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan. We know there is serious pressure on our local housing stock in Co Wicklow so it is really important that new housing is coming on stream for both private and social housing. I will continue to work with my Cabinet colleagues and Wicklow County Council to ensure we sustainably develop our Wicklow housing stock.”

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