Repair & Leasing Scheme – Ballyfermot

Posted May 25th, 2018

Today I joined representatives from Dublin City Council and the Peter McVerry Trust in Ballyfermot to view the first home to be delivered in Dublin City under the Government’s Repair and Leasing Scheme.

The home had been vacant for almost 3 years before being brought back into use under the Repair and Leasing Scheme; it will now be a long awaited new home to a family who are currently staying in B&B accommodation.

The visit to Ballyfermot today shows the real potential of this scheme. This home is in the centre of Ballyfermot, close to shops, schools and public transport and yet, up to today, no one had lived here for 3 years. There are many reasons why homes can lie vacant but it’s wonderful to think that from today, it will be a new home to a family who will be a part of this vibrant local community. The challenge now is to keep working to help other families leave emergency accommodation; every home that we can bring back into use under schemes like Repair and Leasing will contribute to that work.

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