Almost 650 new social homes across Dublin City, Galway, Limerick and Wexford to be delivered in new phase of Public Private Partnership Programme
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme has already provided 1,000 new social homes
A further 3,500 homes are in the pipeline
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, today (13 November) welcomed the launch of new housing projects under the social housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme which will deliver almost 650 new social homes.
Titled ‘Bundle 7’ (as the projects to be delivered on these lands are bundled into a group within each phase and this is the seventh such grouping), the new homes will be built on sites in Dublin City Council, Galway County Council, Limerick City and County Council and Wexford County Council areas.
Today’s launch builds on the significant progress which has already been made under previous stages of this programme, including:
Welcoming the new phase of social housing, Minister O’ Brien said:
“Housing for All commits to increasing the supply of new build social housing to an average of 10,000 per annum between 2022 and 2030 and we are employing every resource at our disposal to achieve this.
The Social Housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme represents one of the many strands of delivery to increase the quantity of social housing. Housing for All also includes a specific objective to increase the use of PPPs to deliver social housing and today’s announcement is a significant contributor to achieving this.
The success of this model for social housing delivery is evident as it has already provided 1,000 high-quality new homes, with another 3,500 in the pipeline.
Today’s announcement underlines this Government’s commitment to building more social homes and demonstrates the proactive approach we are taking to tackle our housing challenges.”
This announcement is part of the social housing PPP programme being delivered by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and relevant local authorities. Other key stakeholders involved in progressing the programme include the Housing Delivery and Co-Ordination Office, Dublin City Council and Cork County Council (the latter two are engaged as the lead local authorities for Bundles 1, 3, 4, 5 and Bundles 2 and 6 respectively).