Application for 50 affordable homes to open 

by Rose Barrett
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Rose Barrett

Applications will soon open for the purchase of over 50 new homes in Hayestown, Rush under the Affordable Housing Scheme, says Fingal County Council.

Homes on offer under the scheme will be a mix of two and three-bedroom houses with prices starting at  €228,000 (2 bed) mid-terrace house, and 3 beds mid-terrace house starting from €284,500. A 3 bed semi-detached house is expected to start from €299,500.

Located a short distance from Rush town centre near the Fingal coastline, the new properties at Hayestown form part of development on a site approximately six acres in size. Set within the heart of market gardening in Leinster, Rush village enjoys easy access to Dublin with a regular train service to the city centre, making it an ideal commuter town.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony welcomed Tuesday’s announcement, saying: Affordable housing is the cornerstone of a thriving community that can help empower individuals and families, and help to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to build a brighter future.

Robert Burns, FCC Director of Housing said: “I am delighted that Hayestown will soon be able to help 52 new homeowners gain access to the market with affordable, sustainable and secure homes in a highly desirable location. Fingal continues to increase the number of permanent and high-quality homes being constructed for residents, thus catering for different needs, and different types of housing across the county.”

Construction of the new homes at Hayestown is already underway with the houses expected to be completed in 2024. The online application portal for those seeking to purchase at Hayestown will go live at 12pm on Tuesday June 13.

Making these homes for sale at discounted prices has been made possible through the Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) which is a subsidy provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to local authorities as a direct subvention on housing development costs at rates of €50,000, €75,000 and €100,000 per affordable unit, dependent on a number of conditions. It enables local authorities to make affordable homes available to purchase or rent at prices and rents significantly below market rates.

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