Peter McVerry Trust regeneration project – Pictured above are Cllr Abul Kalam Azad Talukder, Willie O’Dea TD, Dr Pat Daly Chief Executive Limerick City and County Council, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, Cllr Francis Foley Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Pat Doyle CEO Peter McVerry Trust and Kieran O’Donnell, TD Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning
Peter McVerry Trust regeneration project to deliver social housing in the heart of Georgian Limerick
Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has commenced work on its latest regeneration project in Limerick City.
The new project will see the redevelopment of the former Office of Public Works property at 2-3 Lower Mallow Street, into 12 single-bed apartments for people on the local social housing waiting list.
Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was in attendance to officially commence work on the project which has been made possible thanks to the charity’s partnership with Limerick City and County Council.
In 2022, Peter McVerry Trust supported over 12,000 people nationally, including over 400 people in Limerick who availed of housing and resettlement services.
The charity currently manages over 113 homes in Limerick City and County and will shortly launch the first 14 homes in its modular home project in Delmege Park, Moyross.
The charity’s CEO Pat Doyle said “We’re delighted to be commencing this city-centre regeneration project which will provide 12 high quality homes to people from Limerick City. The site, in the heart of Limerick’s Georgian Core, is another example of the work we’re doing to deliver sustainable housing solutions by bringing back vacant properties as social housing.”
“We’ve been working in Limerick since 2016, and in partnership with our colleagues in Limerick City and County Council, we’ve increased delivery of social housing schemes across the county. This includes securing and delivering more one-bedroom homes for single people impacted by homelessness, but also our work with Limerick Regeneration in Moyross and Southill where we are working to deliver homes for families as well.”
About Peter McVerry Trust
Peter McVerry Trust is a national housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage.
The charity provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to younger people and vulnerable adults with complex needs, and offers pathways out of homelessness based on the principles of the Housing First model.
Peter McVerry Trust’s national headquarters are located in Dublin with regional offices in Galway, Cork, Limerick, Kildare and Louth.
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