Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Questions (665)

Barry Cowen

Question:

665. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of HAP and RAS recipients respectively by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3337/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Indicative social housing outputs for 2017 were published on Monday 15 January 2018 and are available on my Department’s website at the following link:

http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/rebuilding-ireland/social-housing-delivery-2017-ministers-statement

My Department is currently finalising and verifying HAP and RAS data relating to 2017 and this data will be published on my Department’s website in due course.

At the end of 2016 local authorities reported that there were 20,306 Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) tenancies in place. The most recent data regarding the number of tenancies funded under the RAS scheme, broken down by local authority is available on my Department's website at the following link:

http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

At end of the third quarter of 2017, there were a total of 27,618 active HAP tenancies; details of these tenancies, by local authority, are set out in the following table.

Total Active HAP tenancies as at end September 2017

Local Authority

Total Active HAP Tenancies at end September 2017

Carlow County   Council

556

Cavan County   Council

103

Clare County   Council

1,187

Cork City   Council

1,510

Cork County   Council

2,496

Donegal County   Council

1,587

Dublin City   Council

655

Dun Laoghaire   Rathdown County Council

107

Fingal County   Council

260

Galway City   Council

792

Galway County   Council

657

Kerry County   Council

287

Kildare County   Council

1,276

Kilkenny   County Council

803

Laois County   Council

215

Leitrim County   Council

69

Limerick City   & County Council

1,840

Longford   County Council

93

Louth County   Council

1,779

Mayo County   Council

738

Meath County   Council

1,072

Monaghan   County Council

396

Offaly County   Council

587

Roscommon   County Council

126

Sligo County   Council

424

South Dublin   County Council

1,987

Tipperary   County Council

1,548

Waterford City   & County Council

1,492

Westmeath   County Council

259

Wexford County   Council

404

Wicklow County   Council

307

Subtotal

25,612

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Dublin   Regional Homeless Executive*

2,006

Grand Total

27,618

 * DRHE is operating the HAP Homeless scheme on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities.