Budget Boost for Social Housing Welcomed

The Association is delighted with the news that 10,000 social houses are to be built by 2018 as part of a total investment package of some €2.2 billion. The association’s chairman; Architect, James Pike welcomed the news that both Local Authorities and Housing Associations will be returning to building ; ‘ Not only will this new house building programme deliver much needed homes to thousands it will also deliver thousands of construction jobs. Ministers Kelly and Coffey are to be commended for this bold step. For our association, it does not matter who builds and owns the homes as long as they are delivered to hard pressed people and families up and down the country. We look forward to exploring new opportunities of working in partnership with Local Authorities to help develop and deliver and/or manage this new social housing in the months and years ahead.’

November 5th, 2014