The first Ukrainian families to move into a purpose built modular housing estate in Cavan will be in their new homes in the coming months.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration have confirmed to Northern Sound News that the first phase of the programme of rapid build homes will be in place by March 2023.
The development of 30 modular homes in Drumnavanagh Farnham Road Cavan Town is expected to house up to 120 Ukrainians.
It was previously forecasted by the government that there would be 60 modular units built on the site but that has since been changed to 28 units.
The Cavan Town development will consist of the installation of 30 single storey semi- detached units each with 2-bedrooms at 45 meters squared.
There will be 32 on-street car parking spaces, a bin store, bicycle stores, pavements, public lighting, landscaping, ESB substation, potable water connections, and all ancillary site development works.
The total site area for the proposed works is on 1.08 hectares with vehicle access to the proposed development via the Farnham Road, utilizing the existing entrance, and a curved central access road, including public lighting, will be constructed on the site with the modular units either side.
As part of this considerable national effort, the Government has also approved the construction of 500 rapid build homes, which will aim to provide accommodation to 2000 individuals in family units.
The department is currently rolling out the first phases of the programme of rapid build homes with sites identified in Cork, Tipperary, Sligo. Claremorris. along with Cavan.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth have said it is focused on the immediate, short-term accommodation needs of those who have fled here.
To date, more than 70,000 people have arrived in Ireland from Ukraine and in excess of 54,390 of those have been referred to this Department seeking accommodation from the State.