With more than 74 empty houses and 3,619 households on the housing waiting list, the recent allocation of €415,000 for the city, although welcome, is a drop in the ocean with more needed to tackle the lack of housing which is at crisis point.
The Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan, recently announced funding of almost €860,000 to Galway city and county councils for the upgrade of social housing. The City Council is to receive €415,000 of this funding, which will be used to upgrade 21 units with an average cost per unit of almost €20,000. The remaining funding of €444,000 will be used by Galway County Council to upgrade 30 units, with the average cost per unit of almost €15,000. The funding is part of a €15 million investment in vacant local authority housing across the country with the view to reducing the long waiting lists.
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By Kernan Andrews
O’Donnellan and Joyce will place 46 properties under the hammer in an all-day auction on May 9. A number of investment properties, commercial properties, and land will be on offer in the morning session, with 25 private homes to be auctioned in the afternoon.
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