McGuinness slams Government refusal to extend affordable housing to Co. Waterford

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has hit out at the refusal of the Minister for Housing to extend his affordable housing scheme to Co. Waterford. He raised the issue at the September meeting of Waterford City and County Council.

McGuinness said:

“It seems the Government’s affordable housing scheme is at a stand still. I am concerned about slow progress in the two schemes announced for Waterford City, but what I can’t get my head around is the refusal from the Housing Minister to funding affordable housing projects in Co. Waterford.

“Dungarvan is crying out for affordable housing. I would argue that the need is more urgent and more pronounced in Dungarvan due to dysfunctionality in both the rental and housing sales markets locally.

“I am calling on the Minister to get real about the situation affecting town like Dungarvan and to allow Waterford City and County begin affordable schemes outside of the City so that we can be shovel-ready whenever he decides to make funding available.”

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