€831,000 for improvement works to local authority houses in Cavan/Monaghan

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has welcomed the approval by his colleague Darragh O’Brien T.D., Minister for Housing of funding of €831,317 to Cavan and Monaghan Councils in respect of improvement works to local authority houses. Grant aid of almost €490,000 is being allocated to Cavan County Council and €260,000 to Monaghan County Council and each Council has to provide a top up of 10% from their own resources.

“This welcome funding will enable the provision of extensions and adaptations to existing Council housing stock for older people and people with a disability under the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme.

This grant aid will also fund the scheme of Improvement Works in Lieu of Social Housing where works can be carried out in respect of overcrowding in existing social housing stock.

These are important schemes and the Housing Minister has increased the level of funding to both Councils which will facilitate much needed improvement works to many homes throughout Cavan and Monaghan”, stated Brendan Smith TD.

Ends 07/05/2021