Minister Alan Kelly Visit

Minister Alan Kelly visits tenants at Cloon Lara, Mullingar

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Mr Alan Kelly, TD, Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government visited Cloon Lara in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath to see how families were settling into their new social homes. The homes at Cloon Lara were secured as part of a partnership project which resulted in the long term leasing of 12 new, fully furnished, 3 bedroom dwellings, through NAMA’s Special Purpose Vehicle, NARPS (National Asset Residential Property Services Ltd). The homes are exclusively occupied by families off Westmeath County Council’s waiting list.

Speaking on behalf of Westmeath County Council, Cathaoirleach of the Council, Councillor Paul Daly stated “These homes were lying vacant and unfinished until the collaboration between Westmeath County Council, Túath Housing, the DECLG, Housing Agency and NAMA resulted in Túath leasing 12 new homes within this high quality development. The properties are leased by Túath for a period of 20 years and 9 months with an option to purchase in the latter stages of the lease. This development is a valuable contribution to meeting the needs of these housing applicants in Mullingar and I hope to see more similar collaborations between the Council and the affordable housing sector.”

October 8th, 2015