Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (743)

Brian Stanley

Question:

743. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of new builds of local authority housing units that were completed in 2017 by county. [9670/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Through the supports made available from my Department under Rebuilding Ireland, funding is available to all local authorities to deliver additional social housing stock through new construction projects, the acquisition of new and previously owned houses/apartments and through working with approved housing bodies under a range of delivery options.

Provisional details on social housing delivery in 2017 were published on 15 January 2018 and are available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/ri_report_housing_completions_2017.pdf .

Page 2 of the report shows indicatively that 2,245 social homes were delivered through the build programmes encompassing local authority and approved housing body construction and new social homes built through the Part V mechanism. This is further broken down as follows:

Local authorities build (inc. standard construction projects, turnkey construction, rapid build and regeneration)

1,058

Approved Housing Bodies build

799

Home delivered through Part V arrangements

388

A breakdown of these numbers across all local authority areas for 2017 will be published on my Department's website following completion of the necessary validation process which is currently underway. In the meantime, validated data in respect of delivery up to the end of quarter 3 of 2017 is published and available at the following link on my Department's website: http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision .