The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD, has announced that 53 Social Housing Units are to built on a site owned by Roscommon County Council at The Walk, Roscommon town.
The homes will be allocated to people on the normal Roscommon County Council social housing waiting list.
This Roscommmon town project is one part of the “Rebuilding Ireland” programme which will see a total of 450 homes built at eight sites throughout the country in co-operation with the local authorities.
The houses are to developed through a public private partnership programme. This means that the government will hire a company to design, build, finance and maintain the homes for 25 years. After this, the State takes ownership of the homes. The relevant local authorities will retain responsibility for tenants management during the 25 year period.
No commencement date has been given for the Scheme. Public private partnership projects typically take an estimated 37-48 months to deliver, in total.
For further information on the Roscommon County County Housing Policy and related Schemes click here
Local Minister Denis Naughten welcomed the news, saying “There is an ongoing shortage of social housing in Roscommon and these units will help to address that situation,” said Minister Naughten.
“This announcement also forms part of the Government commitment to deliver social housing and will assist in tackling the housing supply problem in Roscommon.”