Funding of €2 million for Cavan/Monaghan 2021 Housing Voids Programme – Smith

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith welcomes the decision by his colleague, Darragh O’Brien T.D., Minister for Housing to allocate €1.297 Million to Cavan County Council and €712,000 to Monaghan County Council for the 2021 housing voids programme.

“This funding will enable Cavan County Council to carry out improvement works to 86 vacant housing units and Monaghan County Council to upgrade 47 vacant units. The necessary refurbishment to be undertaken with this funding will enable these 133 houses to be allocated to people on the Councils’ housing lists.

It is wrong to have so many houses vacant when there is such a housing shortage and this programme will be very beneficial in both Cavan and Monaghan. The need to bring back to habitable condition vacant council houses is an issue I have raised with successive Housing Ministers and I am very glad that Minister O’Brien in less than a year has made substantial funding available to local authorities to make necessary progress in this area.  This year’s significant programme of work along with last year’s successful scheme will make a real difference,”  stated Brendan Smith TD.

Ends 21/5/21