Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (536)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

536. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of leased social housing units under the SCHEP and related programmes for the most recent date available by local authority, in tabular form. [40944/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP) was introduced in February 2009. Since then the programme has been expanded on a number of occasions to provide for new types of supply and to involve a greater range of agencies and bodies in providing accommodation. SHCEP supports the delivery of social housing by providing financial support to local authorities for the long term leasing of houses and apartments from private owners, developers and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs). Properties made available under the programme are used to accommodate households from local authority waiting lists. Leased properties are allocated to tenants in accordance with the relevant local authority’s allocation scheme.

Dwellings under the scheme come from a number of different sources including private owners, Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), Part V and the NAMA Special Purpose Vehicle (NARPS).

The following table sets out the number of dwellings supported under SHCEP by Local Authority at end Q2 2018.

Table: Dwellings supported under SHCEP at end Q2 2018.

Local Authority

No. of Dwellings supported under SHCEP (End Q2 2018)

Carlow County Council

192

Cavan County Council

60

Clare County Council

420

Cork City Council

284

Cork County Council

1,118

Donegal County Council

292

Dublin City Council

1,415

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

327

Fingal County Council

756

Galway City Council

422

Galway County Council

116

Kerry County Council

293

Kildare County Council

487

Kilkenny County Council

131

Laois County Council

254

Leitrim County Council

16

Limerick City & County Council

134

Longford County Council

110

Louth County Council

540

Mayo County Council

219

Meath County Council

372

Monaghan County Council

32

Offaly County Council

303

Roscommon County Council

10

Sligo County Council

55

South Dublin County Council

935

Tipperary County Council

444

Waterford City & County Council

251

Westmeath County Council

351

Wexford County Council

283

Wicklow County Council

72

Total

10,694