Increase to Repair & Leasing Scheme will have no local impact

A Leitrim Councillor says the recent increase in the maximum funding available under the Repair and Leasing Scheme will have little or no impact on the level of available housing in the north west.


The Repair and Leasing Scheme’s limit was increased from €40,000 to a maximum of €60,000 this week


The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O Brien claimed the increase will stimulate greater social housing stock and lead to more employment in the construction sector.


The Repair and Leasing Scheme was introduced to assist in bringing vacant properties back into use for social housing purposes.


Leitrim Sinn Fein Councillor, Padraig Fallon says this scheme does little for those in search of accommodation in this region: