Affordable Housing Agency – The Government Housing Agency will prioritise affordable housing over the next three years in Limerick.
Affordable housing to be prioritised in Limerick over next three years
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
The Government Housing Agency will prioritise affordable Limerick housing over the next three years.
The government body, which works with the Department of Housing, aims to address the range of housing needs in demand across Limerick city and county.
12 social housing units are currently being built in Knocklong and proposals are currently under discussion for sites in Bruff and Mountcollins. Limerick City and County Council are also working with Cluid Housing to develop housing in Cappamore. Cluid Housing is a not-for-profit charity and largest approved housing body in Ireland.
Homes to be developed by the Government Housing Agency are long-term, high-quality homes, available for people with low incomes.
The Affordable Dwelling Purchase Scheme will also help with the affordability of these units, by helping lower-income households to purchase their own homes.
Limerick Council has already put a ‘Housing for All’ plan into place, a scheme that urges housing developers to offer unbuilt houses or apartments with planning permission to the Council under an advance-purchase turnkey agreement. Target areas include Limerick City and suburbs, Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Castleconnell.
The scheme was put in place to accelerate the delivery of housing and provide affordable homes for applicants nominated by Limerick City and County Council.
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