Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Questions (377, 378, 379, 380, 381)

David Cullinane

Question:

377. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons on waiting lists for the housing adaptation scheme, by local authority, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12944/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

378. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons on waiting lists under the housing aid for older people scheme, by local authority, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12945/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

379. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons on waiting lists under the housing adaptation grant for people with a disability scheme, by local authority, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12946/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

380. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons on waiting lists under the mobility aids grant scheme, by local authority, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12947/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

381. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of money allocated to each local authority, for the housing adaptation scheme, the housing aid for older people, the housing adaption grant for people with a disability, and the mobility aids grant scheme, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12948/16]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 377 to 381, inclusive, together.

My Department provides funding to local authorities towards the cost of adaptations and extensions to their social housing stock to meet the needs of local authority tenants with a disability or to address serious overcrowding. Funding is also provided to local authorities towards the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, to assist older people and people with a disability to have necessary repairs or improvement works carried out to private houses in order to facilitate the continued independent occupancy of their homes. This suite of grants includes the Housing Aid for Older People, the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability and the Mobility Aids Grant.

The detailed administration of these grants, including the assessment, approval and prioritisation of grants to applicants under the various measures, is the responsibility of the local authorities and my Department does not hold information in relation to waiting lists.

The funding allocated to each local authority in respect of the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, encompassing the Housing Aid for Older People, the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability and the Mobility Aids Grant, is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.environ.ie/housing/grantsfinancial-assistance/ministers-kelly-coffey-announce-eu5625-million-improve-homes.