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Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) Special Call 2016.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FROM APPROVED HOUSING BODIES.
Approved Housing Bodies are requested to submit proposals to Kilkenny County Council for the construction and /or acquisition of houses or apartments as follows:
1) To meet the needs of homeless, elderly and people with special needs.
2) To meet the needs and provide support for people with a disability to move from a congregated setting into community based living.
Project Briefs should be submitted to the Housing Department, John's Green House, John's Green, Kilkenny as follows:-
Purchase of units - All acquisition proposals must be submitted to allow for them to be assessed by Kilkenny County Council, the purchase completed and funding fully drawn down from the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government before the end November, 2016, to be considered for this Special Call.
Construction Projects - Proposals should be submitted as early as possible with 1st. November, 2016 as the last date to receive submissions for consideration by the Council for this Special Call.
All proposals must meet the criteria of Circulars HOUSING 29/2016, 45/2015 and 24/2015
Director of Services.
Kilkenny has a long tradition of voluntary activity in the area of housing provision. Throughout the County and City schemes for elderly persons, those with a mental or physical disability and for the homeless have been provided.
Assistance is available to approved Voluntary Bodies for the provision of housing units under the following categories: -
Capital Assistance Scheme
Under this scheme, Approved Voluntary Bodies provide accommodation, generally one or two bed roomed units, to meet special housing needs such as those of the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged in their area. The voluntary body decides on the type of housing projects/services they intend to provide, having regard to local needs and in consultation with the Local Authority and then make an application to the Local Authority for assistance under the scheme. The project is subject to Planning Permission. Approval must be received from The Local Authority prior to commencement. A minimum of 75% of the houses in each project must be allocated to approved applicants on the Council's housing waiting list. The remaining houses in a project are let to people nominated by the voluntary housing body. However, the Local Authority has full consultation rights with regard to the allocation of all tenancies. Rents are determined, having regard to tenants' means and the cost of managing and maintaining the dwellings. A list of the proposed applicants must be supplied to the Council with the application for assistance.
Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme
Under this scheme, an Approved Voluntary Body provides housing to meet the needs of low-income families. An application for funding is made to the local Authority and approval to the project must be received from the Local Authority prior to the commencement of work. Planning permission is required also. The houses are let by the Voluntary Body to approved applicants on the Local Authority housing waiting list. Tenants of the houses are centrally involved in the management of their estates.
Current schemes in Kilkenny have been provided by Respond Voluntary Housing Association in Goresbridge, Clogh and Kilkenny City and by Cluid in Callan.
Further Information is available from:
Johns Green House,
Tel: 056 7794906