The homes are planned for Naas and Newbridge
Some 160 social homes will be delivered across two sites in County Kildare, The Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD has announced the launch of a further bundle of projects under the social housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme.
This new bundle is expected to deliver 80 homes at Rathaskar Road, Naas and a further 80 are planned in Rickardstown, Newbridge.
Work is ongoing to progress further phases under the programme and a call for suitable sites for future bundles of projects issued to all local authorities last November.
Significant progress has been made to date under the programme including:
- Bundle 1 - 534 homes were delivered across six sites in Dublin, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow in 2020 and 2021.
- Bundle 2 - 465 homes were delivered across eight sites in Cork, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Roscommon and Waterford in 2021.
- Bundle 3 - 486 new homes will be delivered across six sites in Dublin, Kildare, Sligo and Wicklow with planning completed on all sites. The tender process for this project has recently commenced.
- Bundles 4 and 5 - circa 1,600 new homes will be delivered across 18 sites in Dublin, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow and design development is due to commence shortly.
Bundle 6, announced today, is expected to deliver almost 600 new social homes across nine sites in Cork, Kildare, Monaghan, Sligo and Wicklow.
Housing Minister O’Brien commented: “This Government, through Housing for All, is committed to increasing the supply of social housing to an average of 10,000 social homes per annum between 2022 and 2030.
"There is a specific objective in Housing for All to increase the use of PPPs to deliver social housing, and 160 households in county Kildare will benefit from the latest social housing PPP bundle announced today," he added.