Minister Damien English TD launches two new reports on Vacant Properties authored by Dr Philip Crowe. This research was commissioned by the Collaborative Working Group for Housing and Sustainable Living, which includes representatives from The Heritage Council of Ireland, the Housing Agency, Mayo County Council and Space Engagers.
Good work from Councils; Mayo, Dublin City and Westmeath, also The Peter McVerry Trust and Tuath Housing in bringing vacant homes back into use.
Good read from Linda Daly, Market Watch – The Sunday Times
Benefits for families with a housing need. The creation of these new homes will protect services and help stimulate the local economy.
35 premises are in the process of being brought back into use by the owner following discussions with the Local Authority. 68 are being pursued under the Buy and Renew and Repair and Lease Schemes.
Tom Gilligan, Director of Services with Mayo County Council and architect of the website Vacanthomes.ie said the initiative has helped highlight the importance of bringing empty properties back into use.
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Great news as Mayo County Council signs Repair and Leasing contracts for seven empty housing units. The units consist of 4 x 2 bed and 3 x 4 bed apartments. Bringing these vacant units back into use will create new homes for families and individuals. Also breathes new life into our communities
€60 million in 2018 for Buy and Renew, Repair and Lease Schemes.
We want vacant home owners to get in touch and help us provide new homes to families and individuals.
Also in the picture, big thank you to Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English TD and colleagues from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.