Peter McVerry Trust, the national homeless and housing charity, launched its latest social housing project in Dublin today. The €1.4 million euro project delivers 11 high quality apartments in the North Inner City. The apartments will now be offered to people exiting homelessness and to those on the city’s social housing list.
Speaking ahead of the launch the charity’s CEO Pat Doyle said “We are delighted to be opening these 11 apartments today. St Agatha’s Court is Peter McVerry Trust’s largest social housing project to date costing €1.4 million. This development demonstrates our commitment to delivering high quality social housing options for people in need of a secure and stable home.”
“Today, is one of the good days in Peter McVerry Trust because it’s a day when we can hand someone a key to their own home. The security and peace of mind that brings will fundamentally improve the lives of everyone of our new tenants.”
“All of the new residents here will benefit from the assistance of our Housing with Supports team. Our staff will ensure that all tenants are helped to settle into their new homes and their community and encourage them to take the next steps in their journey to fully reintegrating into society through training, education and employment.”
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Mr Doyle said the charity has particularly proud to have now delivered 50 housing units by reusing empty buildings in Dublin since 2014.
“These 11 units bring to 50 the total number of apartments delivered by Peter McVerry Trust simply be reusing existing buildings in Dublin. We have been working on this source of housing since 2014 and we believe there remains significant scope to create more housing by better using our existing building stock.”
“Our goal now is to continue to develop these capital projects and significantly increase the number of housing units provided by Peter McVerry Trust into the future.”