Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Questions (155)

Robert Dowds

Question:

155. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the housing agencies operating and receiving Government funding; and the amount they received in the past three years. [39678/15]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Section 6(6) of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 makes provision to grant approved housing body (AHB) status to housing associations. AHBs consist mainly of voluntary or co-operative organisations limited by guarantee and registered under the Companies Acts; societies registered under the Industrial & Provident Societies Acts; and/or Trusts incorporated under the Charities Acts. At present there are 536 bodies with approved status. The register of approved housing bodies can be found on my Departments website at: http://www.environ.ie/en/DevelopmentHousing/Housing/SocialHousingSupport/VoluntaryCo-operativeHousing/.

Payments under the Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme are made directly to AHBs by my Department. Details in relation to individual payments to AHBs under other schemes are not available in my Department, as funding is made available through the Local Authorities.

The following table shows funding provided to the Local Authorities under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS), Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme (CLSS), the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) and Capital Advance Leasing Facility Mortgage to Rent Scheme (CALF MTR) over the last three years i.e. 2012-2014, as well as funding paid directly to AHBs under SHCEP.

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2012

2013

2014

CAS

€58,044,354

€36,694,334

€34,296,733

CLSS

€68,680,337

€69,144,554

€54,796,647

CALF

€7,955,646

€4,816,600

€4,446,899

CALF MTR

0

€226,567

€727,631

SHCEP

€58,051

€33,107

€187,432

TOTAL

€134,738,388

€110,915,162

€94,455,342