Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (376)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

376. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total number of housing units that are currently unoccupied but which will be brought back into usage this year by local authorities with the support of funding from his Department; and if he will provide a breakdown of the local authorities that are receiving funding to bring unoccupied units back into use. [24190/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

In the context of submissions received from local authorities in respect of my Department’s capital investment programme for returning vacant local authority houses to productive use, authorities have indicated that there currently are some 3,016 vacant properties across all city and county councils. In April 2014 I allocated €15 million for works to refurbish a total of 952 of these vacant properties, a detailed breakdown of the funding and number of units is set out in the table.

Under the recently announced capital supports for the construction sector, my Department will provide a further €20 million for the refurbishment of vacant units in order that these can be made available as quickly as possible to families on the housing waiting lists.

Local Authorities

Allocations

No. Units approved for return to use

Carlow

€169,000

12

Cavan

€166,000

7

Clare

€401,000

22

Cork City

€1,288,000

94

Cork County

€963,000

68

Donegal

€358,000

56

Dublin City

€3,288,000

135

Fingal

€1,259,000

95

South Dublin

€467,000

40

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

€30,000

1

Galway City

€415,000

21

Galway County

€444,000

30

Kerry

€504,000

23

Kildare

€701,000

49

Kilkenny

€371,000

15

Laois

€74,000

13

Leitrim

€149,000

10

Limerick City

€219,000

8

Limerick Co

€252,000

23

Longford

€164,000

8

Louth

€180,000

6

Mayo

€320,000

31

Meath

€504,000

22

Monaghan

€93,000

11

Offaly

€225,000

12

Roscommon

€152,000

15

Sligo

€163,000

21

Nth Tipperary

€216,000

15

Sth Tipperary

€217,000

14

Waterford City

€293,000

16

Waterford Co.

€160,000

9

Westmeath

€147,000

20

Wexford

€259,000

11

Wicklow

€389,000

19

TOTAL

€15,000,000

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