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Kildare County Council Launches Affordable Housing Scheme in Kildare Town

Kildare County Council has launched its first affordable housing purchase scheme for private buyers at Grey Abbey, Kildare Town. The development of 21 new homes, in partnership with Glenveagh Properties, aims to provide first-time buyers and other eligible homebuyers with the opportunity to buy a newly built home in a private development.

Construction commenced on site recently on the first affordable housing scheme in Kildare which will deliver 21 new 3-bed, A rated homes built by Glenveagh Homes. Located on the R415, with easy access to the M7, and all local amenities, the bright open-plan homes will be finished to the highest standard and are expected to be complete in Autumn 2023.

This is the first Affordable Housing Purchase Scheme in Kildare which aims to support people on moderate incomes to buy new homes at reduced prices. 

The online application for interested buyers will open for applications on 24th May for a period of 4 weeks until 24th June.

The Affordable Housing Purchase Scheme is aimed at first-time buyers, but there are some exceptions.  Eligible applicants looking to buy a home in Kildare are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the application process and documentation, such as Mortgage Approval in Principle are advised. A minimum deposit of 10% of the purchase price of the property will also be required.

Welcoming the first Affordable Housing scheme to be launched in Kildare, Sonya Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Kildare County Council said, “Kildare County Council is delighted to reach this important milestone, in what will be the first affordable housing scheme for County Kildare, the first of several schemes, providing much needed homes, that are accessible for potential home buyers. Kildare County Council’s aim, under the affordable housing fund is to provide vital support for home buyers.”

CEO at Glenveagh, Stephen Garvey says, “we are absolutely committed to delivering high quality, sustainable homes in flourishing communities across the country, and we will continue to work in collaboration with the Government and local authorities to deliver on the aspirations of Housing for All.”

Source: Kildare County Council

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