Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (178)

Joanna Tuffy

Question:

181 Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total amount of funding provided to fund the rental accommodation scheme from 2009 to date in 2012; the amount that will be required to fund this scheme up to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32661/12]

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

The budget provided for the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) in any given year is intended to support the costs of all existing rent supplement households transferred to the scheme in previous years and to fund the costs of rents of additional new transfers to the scheme (new supply) during a current year. In that context it is not possible at this time to project the amount of funding that will be required for the Scheme in the future. €135m has been provided for the Scheme in 2012.

The expenditure on RAS from 2009 to 2012 is set out in the table.

Year

RAS Expenditure

2009

€83,394,513

2010

€100,076,430

2011

€115,917,365

2012 (to end May)

€62,221,789