€881,600 allocation to bring Local Authority housing back into use in Co Leitrim

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

Sligo/North Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin.

Sligo/Leitrim TD, Tony McLoughlin.

Fine Gael TD for Sligo/Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin has welcomed the allocation to Leitrim County Council of €881,600 to bring Local Authority housing back into use.  

“There are two particular programmes which provide support for Local Authorities to refurbish vacant social housing stock requiring more significant works than the normal level of pre-letting repairs. The Voids programme, which commenced in 2014, provides funding support of up to €30,000 per unit.  The Derelicts programme was introduced in 2016 to provide additional support to Local Authorities in remediating more seriously derelict social houses," he explained.

“Leitrim County Council has been allocated €881,600 for 43 units. In addition, a new Buy and Renew initiative will also support Local Authorities and approved housing bodies to purchase private housing units in need of remediation, renew them and make them available for social housing use," said Deputy McLoughlin.