Peter McVerry trust to open Cork office
The Peter McVerry Trust is to open a regional office in Cork and aims to ramp up housing delivery
The national housing and homeless charity has been active in Cork since late 2019 and say their work in Cork is focused on delivering and finding housing solutions for people impacted or at risk of homelessness locally.
Currently the charity is working with 28 households, with a total of 68 people across these homes and they are trying to deliver more housing by focusing on reusing existing buildings to quickly deliver social housing.
The charity re-purposed a vacnat building in Youghal to secure 11 social housing units and a scheme in Fermoy which has eight apartments also saw an unfinished building brought back into use.”
The charity is focusing on progressing a number of social housing schemes across the Cork region this year with a major focus on securing and delivering more one-bedroom homes for single people impacted by homelessness. Over the next 12 months they hope to offer a further 70 homes for people in need