More than 2,000 affordable homes are set to be built in ten sites around Dublin 2 years ago

More than 2,000 affordable homes are set to be built in ten sites around Dublin

They're set to be the first affordable housing units built under the Government scheme that was announced last January.

More than 2,000 affordable homes are set to be built in Dublin, according to The Irish Times.

The houses will be earmarked for people who cannot secure mortgages to buy on the open market, but do not qualify for social housing. Single applicants must earn less than €50,000, while the limit for a couple will be €75,000.

At present, the sites are currently owned by Dublin City Council. With regards to the specific areas in Dublin, 200 affordable houses are being planned on sites in Ballymun, 500 in Cherry Orchard, and another 500 in the new Poolbeg Strategic Development Zone.

Elsewhere, land in Darndale, Finglas, O’Devaney Gardens and the Oscar Traynor Road have also been identified for future developments.

These 2,117 homes are expected to be the first affordable housing units to be built built under the Government scheme that was announced last January, which plans on using public land to provide homes to buy at discounted prices.