Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (84)

Barry Cowen

Question:

84. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the projected capital funding for social housing per annum up to 2027 as announced in the national development plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9483/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

As reflected in the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027, some €11.6 billion in capital funding will be provided for the delivery of 112,000 new social housing homes over the next decade.

These 112,000 new social housing homes will be delivered through a range of mechanisms, including build, long term leasing and acquisitions. It should be noted that the delivery of the 112,000 new social housing homes over the next decade does not include housing supports that will be provided to households under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme or the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS).  

The specific capital allocations underpinning the various social housing delivery programmes for each year out to 2027 will be determined in the context of the annual estimates process and will reflect the blend of delivery methods and approaches required to deliver on the targets, set out in the National Development Plan.