New Social Housing & HAP Centre

Posted January 31st, 2018

On Monday I visited Clare and Limerick to open some new housing projects and inspect potential future sites.

I officially opened one of the biggest social housing projects in the country on the site of the old Limerick Clothing Factory. €19 million has been invested here to build 81 homes – 57 for elderly residents and 24 will be provided to families. It was fantastic to see this plan come to fruition and meet some of the new residents. Further details are here.

In Limerick I also opened the Housing Assistance Payment Centre (info on HAP is here), working to meet social housing needs, and ENGINE – a great initiative aimed at driving innovation and providing individuals and companies with the support they need. More info on ENGINE is here.

In Clare we inspected a proposed site for a 50-unit social housing public private partnership scheme. In Killaloe I met with Keith Wood to discuss ideas he has about rural town regeneration. I also visited specially adapted housing for people with acquired brain injuries and looked at plans for a community & creative civic centre in Shannon.