County Tipperary allocated €57 million for social housing projects.

County Tipperary has been allocated €57 million for social housing projects up to 2017.
In making the announcement today, the Environment Minister Alan Kelly said that he believes this should reduce the housing list in Tipperary by 40%.
This year, the funding will see the refurbishment of 51 vacant social houses while building projects are also expected to begin in Gortnahoe, Cloughjordan, Templemore and Thurles.
In the course of the entire two year programme it is expected that a total of 832 housing units will be built, bought or leased in Tipperary.

The Department of the Environment is now in the process of assessing the housing build projects submitted by Tipperary County Council and decisions in that regard will be announced within the coming weeks.
Nationwide, today’s announcement will see over €1.5 billion invested in a combination of building, buying and leasing schemes by local authorities. The Government expects almost 23,000 additional housing units to be built or refurbished in the next two years.