The Department of Integration have confirmed that the 28 modular homes that are earmarked for Ukrainian refugees in Cavan Town will be occupied in early September.
The latest completion date is ten months later than originally planned.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth have confirmed to Shannonside Northern Sound News that the majority of families that will be housed in the new development are from the Cavan area along with Leitrim and Monaghan.
As part of this national effort, the Government has approved the construction of 500 rapid build homes. To-date, a total of 114 modular homes are now completed on sites across the country. These modular homes are located in Mahon in Cork City, Claremorris in Mayo and Doorly Park in Sligo.
According to the department, a further 90 homes will be occupied in September in Thurles, Co. Tipperary along with the 28 modular homes in Cavan.
A number of other sites are in the process of starting development or are currently being assessed for inclusion in the programme. A spokesperson from the Department of Integration says the overall cost of the delivery of the homes in Cavan will be revealed when the full development scheme has been completed.
In previous correspondence with Shannonside Northern Sound, the department confirmed the homes would cost in the region of 8.4 million euros which means that the average cost of each 2 bed unit would stand at 280,000 euros. The development at Drumnavanagh on the Farnham Road is expected to house up to 120 Ukrainians when they move into their new homes later this month.
The Cavan Town development will consist of the installation of 30 single storey semi- detached units each with 2-bedrooms at 45 metres squared.