Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (97)

Eoin Ó Broin


97. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of the 1,757 voids returned to stock in 2017 that had a tenant at the beginning of 2017. [4583/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The purpose of the voids programme is to ensure that vacant units are actively targeted and returned to productive use as quickly as possible, particularly homes that would likely remain vacant for a significant period of time because of the cost of the works required.  Funding these refurbishments and bringing such units back into active use means that households, who would otherwise not have been housed, can actually be accommodated.

My Department does not collate data on the letting history of properties submitted for refurbishment under the voids programme and therefore the information sought is not available in my Department.

Question No. 98 answered with Question No. 64.