Mayor of Naas Cllr James Lawless has questioned the council to confirm whether finance has been received yet from central Government for the construction of social housing in the Naas Municipal District and if so, what plans exist.
Cllr Lawless said “There is a lack of urgency in the social housing need in Kildare. In our county we have the third highest social housing waiting list, only behind Dublin and Cork. Many months ago Minister Alan Kelly repeatedly announced grandiose plans that each local authority would be allocated funds to deal with the housing crisis that has taken over the country”
“The council did confirm to me that work has begun and vacant and private properties have been purchased for the purpose of social housing. Separately I have called for a meeting with the Director of Housing to discuss the plans for the Naas area”.
Cllr Lawless concluded “I will continue to work with my council colleagues to make sure the work to alleviate the social housing crisis in being carried out in a timely manner”.