Voluntary Housing

Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) Special Call 2017

Call For Proposals From Approved Housing Bodies.

Approved Housing Bodies are requested to submit proposals to Kilkenny County Council for the construction /or acquisition of housing accommodation, to cater for priority groups under CAS including:-

1) Elderly,

2) Homeless persons (including “care leavers” exiting state care on reaching the age of 18),

2) People with a disability, with a particular emphasis on moving people with a disability from congregated settings into community based living.

Project Briefs, and CAS 1 application forms as outlined in Circular 30/2017 should be submitted to the Housing Capital Section, John's Green House, John's Green, Kilkenny for the attention of Martha Melbourne.

All proposals must meet the criteria of Circular Housing 30/2017, Circular 29/2017 Buy and Renew, Circular 41/2016 and Circular 45/2015

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Simon Walton

A/Director of Services .

Voluntary Housing

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 disability and for the homeless have been provided.

Assistance is available to registered Approved Voluntary Bodies for the provision of housing units under the following categories: -

Capital Assistance Scheme

Under this scheme, registered Approved Voluntary Bodies provide accommodation, generally to meet special housing needs such as those of the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged in their area. Projects for larger units are also considered under this scheme. The voluntary body decides on the type of housing projects they intend to provide, having regard to local needs and in consultation with the Local Authority, they then make an application to the Local Authority for assistance under the scheme. This funding is provided by way of a Mortgage which is subject to the conditions of the scheme. Projects are subject to Planning Permission where required.

The Council submits the project to the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government for funding under CAS and administers this funding once approval is received. Approval must be received from the Department / Local Authority prior to commencement of any project.

The Council has 100% nomination rights for all units in each project funded through C.A.S. and units must be allocated to approved applicants on the Council's housing waiting list.

Capital Advance Leasing Facility (C.A.L.F.)

Funding of up to 30% can be provided under this scheme to registered Approved Housing Bodies. This funding is by way of a repayable mortgage. The AHB applies directly to the Department for this funding but the project has to be supported by the Local Authority and take account of the housing needs of the area. Approved funding is administered through the Local Authority.

The Council has 100% nomination rights for all units in each project funded through C.A.L.F. and units must be allocated to approved applicants on the Council's housing waiting list.

Further Information is available from:-

Martha Melbourne,
Johns Green House,
Johns Green,
R95 CX92

Tel: 056 7794906
Email: martha.melbourne@kilkennycoco.ie

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