Thursday, 7 February 2019

Questions (272, 273)

Bríd Smith

Question:

272. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount of funding to approved housing bodies, that is, not local authorities, for the provision of social housing in each of the years 2011 to 2018; and the number of units for social housing provided by approved housing bodies in each of the years 2011 to 2018, in tabular form. [6098/19]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

273. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding made available to local authorities for the provision of social housing in each of the years 2011 to 2018. [6099/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 272 and 273 together.

Details of the funding provided to local authorities for the provision of social housing through build, acquisition and leasing programmes, for each year over the period 2011 to 2018, are set out in the following table.

2011€m

2012€m

2013€m

2014€m

2015€m

2016€m

2017€m

2018€m

Build, Acquisition, Lease

313.73

305.65

222.09

227.33

351.82

462.09

802.0

1,262.84

HAP & RAS

115.92

125.43

130.95

133.9

137.43

188.69

295.53

419.94

Total

429.65

431.08

353.04

361.23

489.25

650.78

1,097.53

1,682.78

The table above includes the funding provided to local authorities to deliver social housing in partnership with Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) through the following schemes:

- Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS)

- Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF)

- AHB Mortgage to Rent Scheme (MTR)

- Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP).

The funding for these AHB delivery schemes is provided by my Department directly to the local authorities which, in turn, advance the funding to AHBs as appropriate. The funding provided for these specific schemes for each year over the period 2011 to 2018 is set out in the table below.

AHB Programmes

2011€m

2012€m

2013€m

2014€m

2015€m

2016€m

2017€m

2018€m

CAS, CALF, AHB MTR, SHCEP

39.94

68.44

48.44

49.31

68.06

99.44

161.92

269.64

In addition, over the same period, funding of €529m was provided to local authorities in respect of the now closed AHB Capital Loan & Subsidy Scheme for the repayment of loan charges to the Housing Finance Agency, and for the AHB Communal Facilities Scheme which provides funding toward the capital costs of providing communal facilities in voluntary housing schemes.

In relation to the number of social housing units provided by AHBs, the table below shows a breakdown of additional AHB delivery across all delivery streams over the period 2011 to Q3 2018. Final outputs for 2018 will be published shortly.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

(to Q3)

Total additional AHB units delivered- all delivery streams

860

886

385

896

1,316

1,169

2,330

1,151