Co-operative Housing Ireland ‘very proactive’ in dealing with issues at Quay Street apartments


Co-operative Housing Eire (CHI) have been working with the residents of Halliday Mills to handle points which noticed the refurbished 85 condominium complicated hit the headlines for the flawed causes.

he pleasure surrounding the handing over of the keys final February pale amid complaints about anti-social behaviour which had been highlighted within the media following representations at Dundalk Joint Policing Committee conferences.

Eoin Carroll, Coverage and Communications Supervisor, and the CHI crew are eager to stress that the they’ve been taking each step attainable to make sure that the residents’ goals of getting a house of their very own can come true.

“We’re very pro-active however due course of has to happen,” says Eoin in relation to the issues with anti-social behaviour which emerged throughout the summer season.

He factors out that the voluntary housing company didn’t have management of the allocation of the residences because the nominations got here from Louth County Council.

All residents had been interviewed earlier than transferring into the residences and he says that CHI additionally must be aware of the results of implementing a choice to evict a tenant as it will be making somebody homeless.

“We have now an excellent relationship with the Group Gardai in Dundalk,” says Housing Officer Lar Roddy. “The Council have some excellent individuals in tenancy help and there are additionally officers from the Simon Group  to have interaction with anybody who wants help.”

Lar says that residents are actually extra conscious of the Residential Tenancy Board and the processes concerned when  points come up.

Eoin and Lar acknowledge that there have been some teething issues across the heating system, and level out {that a} video was produced explaining the way it labored.

“We did quick movies on easy methods to function the warmth pumps,” says Eoin.

CHI additionally publishes common newsletters to maintain tenants, or members of the cooperative as they’re referred to as, updated with what’s taking place and there’s additionally a Fb group for the Dundalk improvement.

Lar is the purpose of contact for the residents and welcomes the organising of a residents’ committee.

He praises he work of co-chair Inga Perkoni, who even earlier than the committee was based, had organised Halloween actions for the youngsters.

When no-one else was out there, he fortunately moving into the position of Santa Claus for the Christmas get together.

He factors out that now that the committee has been arrange, they’ll get funding from CHI for occasions.

Upkeep supervisor Eoin Brennan says that there’s a excellent system in place for reporting and coping with any points that may come up.

The voluntary housing company has spent €10,000 on pumps to deal with flooding attributable to water increase in an adjoining property which was inflicting dampness in a number of the frequent areas.

In addition they launched a fob system for the realm the place the bins are saved and have elevated the variety of instances the bins are emptied every week in response to complaints by members.

New seating and planters have been put in within the courtyard and Lar says it’s hoped to place chalk paint on a few of the partitions in order that the youngsters can draw on them.

‘We hope to make the courtyard extra pleasant and accommodating for individuals to sit down out in because the climate will get higher.”

The work of being executed by CHI is recognised by Louth County Council with Senior Housing Officer John Lawrence saying “Louth County Council is happy that Co-operative Housing Eire has overseen the whole refurbishment and transformation of the previous ill-fated Ard Dealgan Complicated on Quay Avenue, Dundalk. Halliday Mills is completely unrecognisable from the vacant and derelict eyesore that plagued the realm for over a decade.”

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