Fine Gael Waterford Minister Paudie Coffey, who has responsibility for Housing, has announced a further €7.3 million worth of Social Housing projects for Waterford City and County. Minister Coffey said that was a further investment in Social Housing in Waterford will deliver an additional 46 housing units for people on the Social Housing waiting list in Waterford and is part of the €35 million worth of funding he has secured from his Department’s budget for Social Housing in Waterford from 2015-2017.
Minister Coffey said; “We are getting back to building houses and we will continue to fund housing projects across Waterford where there is a housing need. The projects I have approved are:
– 4 units in Powers Field, Hennesy’s Rd, Waterford City – Total Cost €680,000
– 10 Units in Wadding Manor, Ferrybank, Waterford City – Total Cost €1,700,000
– 32 Units in An Garran, Tramore, Co. Waterford – Total Cost €4.9 million
“These projects will be provided by Direct Local Authority Build and by Approved Housing Bodies, Focus Ireland and Respond. This government is acutely aware of the housing need that exists for many people are we are committed to the delivery of the Social Housing Strategy 2020.
“We must have a stable economy over the coming years to see that this strategy is delivered. Without a steady and growing economy we can’t ensure that these types of investments will continue.
“I will continue to work for the people of Waterford on a daily basis to secure investments as a Minister for Waterford City and County. I am ambitious for my City and my County and I want to see Waterford succeed and prosper over the coming years.”