Grant aid to improve social housing stock in Limerick

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Labour councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas welcomes the announcement by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, of almost €600,000 capital funding to Limerick City and County Council to undertake important improvement works to social houses.
Labour councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas welcomes the announcement by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, of almost €600,000 capital funding to Limerick City and County Council to undertake important improvement works to social houses.

LIMERICK City and County Council is to receive almost €600,000 in capital funding to undertake improvement works to social houses.

Environment Minister Alan Kelly announced this week that funding of €315,356 will be provided for adaptations and extensions to social houses to meet needs of Limerick tenants with a disability or to address serious overcrowding.

A further €282,574 will be allocated for upgrading the energy efficiency of local authority homes in Limerick this year. The energy retrofitting programme is expected to lower energy bills to local authority tenants, while also supporting hundreds of jobs in the green energy sector.

Minister Kelly said he was happy to be able to continue the programme of energy retrofitting of social houses through improved attic and wall insulation with consequent improvements in the thermal efficiency of the homes and improved comfort levels all around.

Labour Party councillor for City East, Elena Secas, welcomed the announcement and said it would make a real difference by improving the quality of life for many families in Limerick.

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“As a result of this capital funding allocation, many local authority tenants in Limerick will live in warmer homes and will make significant energy savings,” she added.

Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan said that by improving people’s homes, the funding will directly improve the quality of many social housing units in Limerick.

“This will directly benefit the people living in these homes and will serve as a sensible long-term investment in our social housing stock,” he said.