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October 05, 2010

Funding for Housing Units for Clane, Leixlip and Celbridge

Local TD and Minister of State, Aine Brady TD, has been informed by her colleague the Minister for Housing and Local Services, Mr Michael Finneran TD., that he has approved the purchase of 14 units for long-term accommodation for persons with special housing needs in the North Kildare area.

'The allocation, which is under the Capital Assistance Scheme, aims to provide 14 units of long-term accommodation for persons with special housing needs, particularly persons exiting homelessness as well as older people and people with a disability.'

'Approved today will ensure that, KARE in Clane will receive 4 units, St Johns of God Trust In Celbridge will receive 5 units and Circle Housing Association in Leixlip will receive 5 units.'

'This announcement is made on foot of the response to a national "Call for Proposals" issued by the Minister's Department to approved voluntary and co-operative housing bodies, to submit proposals for the immediate delivery of good quality, secure long-term accommodation for people with special housing needs.'

'I want to compliment all the voluntary agencies involved for their work in submitting their proposals and for their on-going great work and dedication to improving the quality of accommodation and the quality of life of so many families and individuals". concluded Minister Brady.