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€5.51m in funding for Dublin City Council to refurbish vacant houses for public housing

Earlier this month, Fine Gael in Government helped deliver an additional €44.7m to fund the renovation of 3,000 vacant Local Authority Homes across the country. More than €5.51m is being available to Dublin City Council which will see 370 properties currently vacant being refurbished and used for new public housing in the city.

Under this scheme the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage will cover the cost of up to €11,000 per property for the refurbishment of standard vacant properties. Recognising that a small number of homes which are vacant do require significant investment to bring them back into use local authorities can recoup an average of €50,000 per property for up to 10% of their vacant stock. Across the coming days and at the forthcoming monthly meeting of Dublin City Council, I will be seeking a breakdown of the numbers of vacant properties located within the North Inner City, the Council will be using this funding in order to renovate with a view to allocating for public housing this year.

If you would like more information on this initiative and the numbers of new homes to be provided and where they are located, please email me at

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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