Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (245)

Seamus Kirk

Question:

245. Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if the repairs in lieu of rehousing scheme is still in operation and if allocations are being given to the various local authorities around the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49341/12]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Improvement Works in Lieu (IWIL) scheme allows local authorities to improve or extend privately owned accommodation which is occupied or intended to be occupied by an applicant approved for social housing as an alternative to the provision of social housing.

Under my Department’s Social Housing Investment Programme for 2012 , funding of €6 million was allocated to housing authorities in respect of the IWIL scheme and for the provision of necessary adaptations or extensions to properties to meet the needs of tenants with a disability. It is a matter for each local authority to decide the specific level of funding to be directed to each of these measures out of the allocations provided.