Thursday, 20 September 2018

Questions (245)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

245. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated number of units to be delivered in each of the pilot projects for a new cost rental scheme; the timeframe for their delivery; the criteria for their allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38228/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I refer to the reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1424 of 7 September 2018, which sets out the general position in relation to the cost rental pilot projects.

As regards the criteria for the allocation of these cost rental homes, I announced earlier this year new measures that are specifically targeted at delivering more affordable homes generally to households with maximum gross incomes of €50,000 for single applicants and €75,000 for joint applicants. The income criteria for access to a cost rental scheme, and the allocation of the homes, will take into account the broader policy development on affordable housing.