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Community loan for Croom Voluntary Housing Association

Since its establishment in 1999, Croom Voluntary Housing Association has had tremendous vision. Its first Social Housing scheme in the village of Croom, Co. Limerick provided 17 two-bed houses specifically for the elderly people. This Housing Association set up by Dr Donal Murray, the then Bishop of Limerick went on to provide eight apartments for single, separated & divorced people aged 40/60 years. They purchased and refurbished a further twelve old houses in and around the village.
 
Clann Credo has been able to provide Croom Voluntary Housing Association with loan facilities to purchase and refurbish old houses for social housing purposes. This has made a great impact on providing homes for people on the Council housing list in Croom.
 
Purchasing houses in the heart of the existing community mean the tenants become part of the community with children attending schools and other services.
 
The community in general benefits from the upgrade of previously unoccupied and derelict houses.
 
“To date we have refurbished eight old houses and placed families in them. We are in the process of acquiring two large sites in Main Street on which we hope to build eight new houses and apartments. Clann Credo has given great support in that typically, when an opportunity arises, we might need €100,000 quickly and we can get on the phone to Clann Credo - they know us." said Secretary Michael Walsh. 


Location: Croom

Website: https://www.vhss.ie/list-of-members/croom-housing-association/

"Purchasing houses in the heart of the existing community mean the tenants become part of the community with children attending schools and other services."