Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (67)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

67. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on the delivery of the National Asset Management Agency social leasing initiatives, including, in tabular form, a breakdown under the headings of occupied, in the process of being occupied, vacant and in need of works, detailing the local authority area in which they are situated and the expected cost on a monthly basis of these leases as well as any money which has been spent to date in making them suitable for occupation. [44842/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

To the end of September this year 4,319 units have been identified by NAMA as being potentially suitable for social housing.

Of these some 1,900 have been confirmed as being suitable and 443 have been completed or contracted. Of these, 288 are being delivered through the Social Housing Leasing Initiative (SHLI) and are currently occupied or in the process of being occupied. Under SHLI there is no cost for works in completing the units as agreements are not signed until the units are available for tenanting. My Department has also issued approval for some €4m in repayable capital advances to Approved Housing Bodies to facilitate the financing of the units being provided by them.

The expected average monthly cost for these units is just under €597.

A full breakdown by county of the units identified, deemed suitable and completed or contracted, is shown in the table. Further information, including quarterly updates, in relation to the delivery of NAMA sourced units is available at the Housing Agency's website, www.housing.ie/NAMA.

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