Press statement on the opening of site at Canon Troy Court

The Turning of the Sod at the opening of the development of Canon Troy Court for Senior Citizens accommodation is hugely welcome. Ballyfermot will benefit greatly from this initiative supported by Dublin City Council with the Iveagh Trust. Senior Citizens Accommodation is in great need right across Dublin and will play a major role in solving the housing crisis.

There are currently about 800 applicants for this type of accommodation who can surrender homes of two and three bedrooms and return housing for families to the housing stock.

Ballyfermot  Councillor Bríd Smith of People Before Profit welcomes the development at Canon Troy Court and will be attending the event tomorrow.

Cllr Smith said that “The policy of the City Council and the Department of the Environment needs to be overhauled so that we can build more complexes like Canon Troy. Senior Citizens accommodation is very welcome in all communities. It provides safe and quality housing for those who are ageing and no longer want or need to live in two and three bedroom houses. We should be aiming to free up as many houses as possible where people want to surrender their homes to live in suitable Senior Citizen accommodation locally.”

On Tuesday 1st December on the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death, thousands will march under the banner of Housing is a Human Right to demand that the Daíl declare a housing emergency and take measures that will house the homeless, implement rent controls and inject the necessary funds to build social housing.

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