Lack of home delivery through repair and leasing scheme is ‘unforgivable’

John Cummins, a Fine Gael senator, says he is ‘very frustrated’ as only 247 formerly vacant or derelict homes are back in use despite a target of 3,500

26th September, 2021
Lack of home delivery through repair and leasing scheme is ‘unforgivable’
Under the repair and leasing scheme, property owners can secure €60,000 grants to renovate empty properties up to a standard that would make them usable for social homes. Picture: Getty

The lack of homes delivered under a state scheme to convert vacant and derelict properties into social housing is “unforgivable”, John Cummins, the Fine Gael senator, has said.

The latest data published in the GeoView Residential Buildings report said there were 92,251 vacant dwellings in Ireland at the end of 2020, which was 4.6 per cent of the total stock.

Under the Repair and Leasing Scheme, property owners can secure €60,000 grants to renovate empty properties...

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