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New Dunleer social housing units to be advertised, say council

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The Mid-Louth Civic Services Centre in Ardee. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.

Three new social housing units in Dunleer will be made available to people on the social housing list in the near future – despite Louth County Council previously saying all units had been snapped up.

The properties, part of the new 80-home development at Ravel on the Ardee Road in Dunleer, will be made available to those on the local authority’s social housing waiting list via the Choice Based Letting website. No date has yet been given for when the homes will be made available but it is understood they will be online in the coming weeks.

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Senior Executive Officer for Housing Aoife Lawlor told the March meeting of the Ardee Municipal District that a small number of people who were given preliminary offers on the houses did not get them for various reasons.

These included one individual turning the property down, others who were over the income limit rendering them ineligible for occupancy and others who provided the local authority with incorrect information in regards to family sizes.

“We will be advertising further houses in Dunleer,” she said. “It may be as many as three.” She said local councillors would be emailed in advance of the properties coming online.

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Applications for the Choice Based Lettings in Dunleer went live last December, after a delay in the initial rollout of the 80 properties for allocation via the council’s online system.

The social housing project in Dunleer is being delivered by Oaklee Housing Trust, part of the Choice Housing Group. The Comhar consortium are managing the construction of the project, as part of a €100 million, 534 property building project in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Louth.

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