Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (156)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

156. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide in tabular form, for the years 2011 to 2013, inclusive, the number of houses offered by the National Asset Management Agency to each local authority here; the number of offers proceeded with and the number of offers refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42674/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

In 2011 NAMA identified 73 housing units that may be suitable for Social Housing purposes; in 2012 a further 4,039 were identified and in 2013, to date, an additional 239 units have been identified. Of these 4,351 units identified by NAMA , currently 1,900 have been deemed suitable and of these 443 have completed or been contracted.  Another 290 properties are currently being evaluated. The local authorities have confirmed that 1,359 of the properties identified are considered unsuitable by reference to sustainable planning and housing policy or are located in areas with no demand.  While the process of assessing demand was on-going a further 802 properties were either sold or privately let by their owners or receivers.

My Department, the Housing Agency and NAMA continue to work together with housing authorities and approved housing bodies towards identifying suitable NAMA housing units and bringing them into social housing use. A breakdown by county of the units identified, deemed suitable and completed or contracted is shown in the following table.

County

Identified

Suitable

Complete/Contracted

Carlow

137

82

55

Cavan

47

 

 

Clare

169

19

7

Cork

471

271

36

Cork City

419

202

53

Donegal

95

59

 

Dublin City

628

252

55

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

328

122

58

Fingal

203

45

20

Galway

84

44

 

Galway City

117

117

45

Kerry

90

52

15

Kildare

243

97

57

Kilkenny

167

96

 

Laois

98

10

 

Leitrim

35

 

 

Limerick

112

9

9

Longford

31

11

 

Louth

27

27

27

Mayo

66

58

 

Meath

203

38

 

Monaghan

35

30

 

North Tipperary

13

 

 

Offaly

79

64

 

Roscommon

91

1

 

Sligo

46

15

 

South Dublin

60

42

 

South Tipperary

24

 

 

Waterford

65

27

 

Westmeath

42

29

4

Wexford

90

74

2

Wicklow

36

7

 

Total

4,351

1,900

443