Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (124)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

124. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide in tabular form the number of persons on the housing waiting list for Westmeath County Council area broken down by the number of single applicants and families on the list; and the number that have been waiting in excess of two, five and ten years, respectively, to be housed. [28698/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The results of the statutory Summary of Social Housing Assessments carried out in 20 13 showed that there were a total of 1,893 households on the local authority waiting lists for Westmeath County Council and the former Athlone Town Council as at 7 May 2013. T hese results , which include breakdowns by each local authority across a range of categories, including the composition of households and the length of time spent on lists, are available on my Department’s website at:

http://www.environ.ie/en/Publications/DevelopmentandHousing/Housing/FileDownLoad,34857,en.pdf

The 2013 figures are the most up-to-date figures available on waiting list numbers, which are subject to on-going fluctuation due to households being allocated housing and new households applying for housing support.