56 vacant local properties receive funding worth over €775,000

56 vacant local authority properties will return to use this year because of increased funding.

Under the government’s Social Housing Strategy, Kerry County Council will be supported through an investment of over €775,000 to return vacant homes to use.

The move is a continuation of the government’s aim to deliver 47,000 housing unit across the country by 2021 at a cost of €5.35 billion.

Speaking about the funding, Deputy Brendan Griffin says this will greatly assist the local authority in achieving a quick turnaround and re-letting times for vacant units.

He believes, since the introduction of the Social Housing Strategy in 2014, significant progress has been made in tackling the housing backlog.