Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the Government’s allocation to Leitrim County Council of €149,000 to make 10 vacant houses available for use in the county.
“There is a housing shortage across the country. Families in Leitrim are in need of homes. This significant investment will make a huge difference to people in the area,” he told the Leitrim Observer this week.
“Empty houses regularly attract anti-social behaviour; they are unsightly and negatively impact local areas. We want to bring new life into these properties and to turn them into homes once again.
Under the same initiative €152,000 has been allocated to Roscommon County Council to make 15 vacant houses available for use.
“This investment will not only benefit the individual families who are allocated a new property but it will enhance the community. It is good news for builders and good news for small businesses,” said Deputy Feighan.
“This €15 million national investment is just one of a number of measures being introduced by the Government to deal with public housing issues. €68 million will be invested nationally to build 449 new homes for families and €30 million will be spent in 2014 to upgrade the energy efficiency of the least well insulated local authority homes,” the Roscommon/South Leitrim Deputy concluded.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.