Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Questions (852)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

912 Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the targets set for each local authority for the number of tenancies to be transferred from rent supplement to the rental accommodation scheme; the outcome in respect of these targets; and the targets that are now in place for each local authority. [22975/08]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Good progress is being made in implementing the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) and to date authorities have accommodated over 13,000 cases — 3,700 to private rented sector accommodation, 3,000 within the voluntary & co-operative sector and an additional 6,300 through other social housing options.

The overall target for the numbers of households transferring from Rent Supplement to RAS for 2008 and 2009 is 10,000. Indicative targets for each local authority area, as set out in individual local authorities' Housing Action Plans, are set out in the following table.

Table: Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) Indicative targets 2008-9 including progress in 2008

Local Authority

Targets 2008

2008 transfers to 30 April 2008

Targets 2009

Carlow

200

47

190

Cavan

96

11

90

Clare

112

27

75

Cork Co North

135

55

135

Cork Co South

264

119

255

Cork Co West

68

18

105

Donegal

310

70

210

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

235

47

195

Fingal

261

100

320

Galway County

250

25

375

Kerry

240

87

260

Kildare

326

121

270

Kilkenny

135

67

135

Laois

80

16

65

Leitrim

36

0

45

Limerick County

135

0

135

Longford

130

23

35

Louth

220

70

220

Mayo

205

88

205

Meath

73

9

90

Monaghan

80

19

60

North Tipperary

106

28

100

Offaly

50

11

50

Roscommon

185

46

140

Sligo

55

40

55

South Dublin

670

125

750

South Tipperary

210

63

210

Waterford Co.

80

20

80

Westmeath

175

20

180

Wexford

155

80

150

Wicklow

150

64

150

City Councils

Cork City

475

110

525

Dublin City

550

149

750

Galway City

185

75

185

Limerick City

118

54

118

Waterford City

191

62

136

Total

6,946

1,966

7,049

Note: Following extension of Limerick City boundary a number of cases transferred by Limerick Co Council (22) were assigned to the City.