Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (399, 400)

Kevin Humphreys

Question:

399. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government since its creation the number of housing units the National Asset Management Agency made available to Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council respectively for use as social housing; if he will provide a breakdown housing type namely house or apartment and number of rooms; the number of units that each council has accepted from NAMA; the number it has declined; the number it is currently in negotiations over; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24577/14]

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Kevin Humphreys

Question:

400. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government since its creation, the number of housing units the National Asset Management Agency has made available to each local authority for use as social housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24578/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 399 and 400 together.

Information in relation to the delivery of NAMA sourced units, including a full breakdown by county of units delivered by quarter, is available on the Housing Agency’ s website: www.housing.ie/NAMA. My Department, the Housing Agency and NAMA continue to work together with housing authorities and approved housing bodies in identifying suitable NAMA housing units and bringing them into social housing use. By the end of Q1 2014, 4,653 units have been identified by NAMA as being potentially suitable for social housing and of these some 1,849 units are available and have been confirmed by local authorities as being suitable for social housing. Completed housing unit transfers stand at 518 , with a further 166 units contracted and with completion work on-going. This brings the overall total delivery of social housing from NAMA- sourced units to 684 units (completed or contracted) since the process began. My Department does not keep a breakdown of NAMA sourced units by dwelling type on a local authority basis. From a national perspective, the position is that of these 684 units, 471 are apartments and the remaining 213 units are houses.

My Department does not keep a breakdown by number of bedrooms for all NAMA sourced units; however, the breakdown for those units in the Social Housing Leasing Initiative is 14% 1-bed, 46% 2-bed and 40% 3bed+. A breakdown by local authority of the units identified by NAMA and demand confirmed is provided in the following table.

Local Authority

Identified

Demand Confirmed &Available

Complete/ Contracted

Carlow Co. Co.

137

82

55

Cavan Co. Co.

49

17

 

Clare Co. Co.

169

19

7

Cork City

419

97

53

Cork Co. Co.

471

148

55

Donegal Co. Co.

118

68

 

Louth County Council

27

27

27

Dublin City Council

753

247

163

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Co.

305

114

77

Fingal Co. Co.

203

56

44

Galway City

152

152

60

Galway Co. Co.

98

40

 

Kerry Co. Co.

114

54

15

Kildare Co. Co.

243

85

64

Kilkenny Co. Co.

167

87

5

Laois Co. Co.

98

6

 

Leitrim Co. Co.

35

 

 

Limerick City and County Co.

128

71

9

Longford Co. Co.

31

11

 

Mayo Co. Co.

66

58

 

Meath Co. Co.

215

37

 

Monaghan Co. Co.

42

42

 

Tipperary Co. Co.

47

13

 

Offaly Co. Co.

79

58

 

Roscommon Co. Co.

91

 

 

Sligo Co. Co.

46

16

 

South Dublin Co. Co.

60

42

40

Waterford City and County Co.

72

46

 

Westmeath Co. Co.

64

47

8

Wexford Co. Co.

118

102

2

Wicklow Co. Co.

36

7

 

Grand Total

4,653

1,849

684