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Housing Capital

Correspondence:

Administrative Officer,
Housing Capital Section, 
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.

Open to Public: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Telephone: (021) 4924336 / 4924177 / 4924668

Fax: (021) 4924753

Services Provided

Voluntary Housing.

Funding for the provision of accommodation by the Voluntary Sector is available under the Capital Assistance Scheme and the Capital Loan & Subsidy Scheme. The importance of the Voluntary Sector is recognised in maximising the output of accommodation to meet social housing need and in particular in providing for special needs and sheltered accommodation.

Activity by the Voluntary Sector has increased substantially in recent years and this progress continued throughout 2005 with further projects scheduled to commence in 2006. A summary of schemes is
given hereunder:

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Capital Loans and Subsidy Scheme

Under this scheme, the approved body must first of all make a submission to the local authority in relation to the scheme which it proposes to undertake. Certain conditions may attach to this approval which is then submitted to the Minister for the Environment and Local Government for sanction. The Local Authority, when the scheme is approved by the Minister, advances a loan to the voluntary body for the construction of the housing scheme.

Not less than 75% of the dwelling units are let to households that are eligible for social housing. Rents are determined taking account of household earnings and circumstances.

It should be noted that at present, the Tenant Purchase Scheme does not apply to houses provided by voluntary housing associations.

Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme:-

Scheme No of Units Status
Cluid Housing Association-Broad Lane , Blackpool 28 Under Construction
Respond! Voluntary Housing-Blackpool Flats 12 Work Completed
     
Total: 40  


Blackpool Flats

Blackpool Flats

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Capital Assistance Scheme

Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) Programme 2014-2016

The Department of the Environment Community and Local Government has announced its 'Call for Proposals' under the Capital Assistance Scheme for the period of 2014-2016.

CAS Circular Housing 5/2014

The funding available will facilitate the advancement of a modest construction programme and/or the acquisition of built properties where suitable.  Priority consideration will be given to smaller projects of up to 10 units, small infill type development and projects ready to commence in 2014.

Cork City Council now invites Approved Housing Bodies to submit cost effective and sustainable proposals to meet the housing needs as identified in the latest Housing Needs Assessment.  Please complete the attached form Call for Proposals Form 2014 and submit in writing to:

Mr. Seamus Coghlan, Senior Engineer, Housing Capital, Cork City Council, Anglesea St. Cork.

The Closing Date for proposals is March 7th, 2014.

 

Capital Assistance Scheme

Under this scheme, voluntary housing bodies provide accommodation to meet special housing needs such as those of the elderly, people with a disability, homeless, returning emigrants or smaller families. The approved voluntary housing bodies are responsible for tenancy allocations in consultation with the local authorities. A minimum of 75% of the houses in each project are reserved for persons whose applications for local authority housing have been approved by the local authority, homeless persons, or local authority tenants and tenant purchasers who return their dwellings to the local authority. However, one third of these may be allocated to eligible elderly returning emigrants. The remaining houses in a project are let to people nominated by the voluntary housing body. Rents are determined having regard to tenants means and the cost of managing and maintaining the dwellings. The local authority advances a non-repayable loan to the voluntary bodies providing the accommodation and services subject to the terms and conditions of the Scheme. The loan is fully subsidized by the Department of the Environment and Local Government.

Capital Assistance Schemes

Scheme
No of Units
Status
Skiddy’s Almshouse
15
Work On-Going
Respond! Voluntary Housing-Blackpool
50
Work Completed
Bishopstown Senior Citizens
25
Work Completed
Farranree Sheltered Housing
39
Under Construction
Shanbally Housing Association
11
Work Completed
Respond! Voluntary Housing-28/29 Dublin St
12
At Tender Stage
Respond! Voluntary Housing-Thomas Davis St
7
Work On-Going
Cork Simon Community-Blackrock
12
Work Completed
COPE Foundation
36
Work Completed
Open House – Leitrim Street
14
With Dept for approval
 
 
 
Total:
221
 

 

A total of 1,222 units are in the Provision Framework at present.

 

Tir na nÓg Simon Blackrock

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Social Housing Programme

254 no. units were completed or were nearing completion at the end of 2005

Scheme
No of Units
5 & 6 Ballymacthomas St
4
21 Chapel Street
2
Foyer, Blackpool
18
Sunvalley Drive
8
Wherlands Lane
10
St. John ’s Well
7
Glen Regeneration Project
48
Regina Mundi
39
Berlingford Drive
42
Casey’s Land
46
Mount St. Joseph’s II
30
   
Total:
254


Ballincurrig Court, South Douglas Road

Ballincurrig Court, South Douglas Road

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Major Schemes continuing in 2005

Scheme
No of Units   
Shandon
35
Seminary Road
31
Deerpark
29
Turners Cross
18
Boreenmanna Road
47
Ringmahon House
16
Knocknaheeny
45
Brothers of Charity
8
   
Total:
229

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House Purchases

Purchase terms for 100 no. houses were agreed during the year.

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Affordable Housing Programme

Scheme
No of Units
Status
Casey’s Land
53
Under Construction
Blackpool
20
Under Construction
Hollyhill Lane
21
Work Completed
Glenfields
23
Work Completed
Buckley’s Field
32
Construction Completed
Berlingford Drive
14
Construction Completed
Hollyhill Lane II
28
Under Construction
Shanakiel
240
Part 8 Planning Approved
Nursery Site
37
Part 8 Planning advertised
     
Total:
468
 


Glenfields Development

Glenfields Development

Hollyhill Lane

Hollyhill Lane

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Refurbishment Programme

The Glen

Work was completed on Phase 1 of the Glen Regeneration Project. The demolition of flat complexes to facilitate Phase II of the Project is currently underway.

Sunvalley Drive and Cushing Flats

Part 8 planning approval was received in 2005 and construction work will start in early 2006.

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Regeneration Programme

Knocknaheeny Masterplan

Work commenced on Block D, Knocknaheeny at a total budget cost of €21m.

Togher - Deanrock

The decanting of the flats is almost completed with a view to advertising the Project under a Public Private Partnership arrangement. Planning Permission for the demolition of the flats, under Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001, was advertised in February 2006.