Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (454)

Gerry Adams

Question:

454. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if as part of the process of social housing reform, a review of the 2011 social housing assessment regulations has been carried out; if the review has been completed; if any revised regulations or guidance has been issued on foot of the review; if consideration has been given to giving wider discretion to housing authorities to deal with complex cases such as those involving newly separated persons or situations where persons flee the family home as a result of domestic violence and are in need of long term housing. [10117/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

A review of the implementation of the Social Housing Assessment Regulations 2011 has been initiated under the overall programme for social housing reform and this process is on-going. It is intended that revised regulations and guidance will issue to housing authorities once the process is complete. In this context consideration will be given to what wider discretion might be given to housing authorities to address the individually difficult and complex cases which may present to them.