Thursday, 20 September 2018

Questions (245)

Darragh O'Brien


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.