A new government supported housing scheme, which helps older people to stay in their own homes, while creating an upstairs area for rent, is seeking expressions of interest from people in the Beaumont/Artane areas of Dublin.
Ava Housing is an award-winning not-for-profit housing scheme for older homeowners which was developed as a response to the Government’s Homes for Smart Ageing Design Challenge.
It aims to enable older people to remain in their own homes, facilitating greater independence, improved quality of life and reduction in social Isolation.
Homes are reconfigured to create self-contained accommodation for the homeowner downstairs, including a bedroom and bathroom and a new rental unit for an essential worker upstairs.
The ground floor is adapted for the homeowner’s changing needs in line with Universal Design Principles and energy upgrades are also applied to the house.
Ava Housing provides an architect-led design for the house in consultation with the homeowner and will manage the build, the rental and provide ongoing support to the homeowner.
For more information see www.avahousing.ie.