Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Questions (666)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

666. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding allocated to each local authority in each of the years 2015 to 2018 with respect to refurbishing voids, purchasing properties, building new units and for the housing assistance payment, HAP, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8302/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The funding provided to each local authority for the construction of local authority social housing, the purchase of properties by local authorities for social housing and for the refurbishment of voids for each year over the period 2015 to 2018, is set out in the following table. 

Local Authority

2015 Funding

€m

2016 Funding

€m

2017 Funding

€m

2018 Funding

€m

Carlow

2.19

3.92

9.12

10.0

Cavan

2.23

1.95

4.15

7.13

Clare

5.70

4.78

13.00

17.06

Cork County

10.37

21.08

37.91

59.66

Donegal

2.97

3.76

13.77

15.29

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

 12.36

 9.98

 31.58

26.85

Fingal

35.24

6.55

42.78

73.42

Galway County

1.29

1.70

4.38

13.37

Kerry

5.19

4.90

13.25

25.23

Kildare

12.10

21.57

28.04

59.42

Kilkenny

5.17

6.88

10.91

18.35

Laois

3.87

2.55

8.66

4.56

Leitrim

0.53

2.04

1.37

3.67

Limerick

0.54

2.24

7.41

14.36

Longford

0.99

2.09

4.45

11.79

Louth

4.56

7.64

1.59

8.07

Mayo

1.46

4.46

6.08

6.76

Meath

5.89

12.61

14.68

41.72

Monaghan

2.32

5.89

12.73

8.89

Offaly

2.76

3.23

3.99

7.58

Roscommon

0.99

2.46

4.97

3.56

Sligo

3.23

4.10

7.08

10.50

South Dublin

6.54

15.15

22.99

75.95

Tipperary

7.43

8.19

12.58

19.44

Waterford

1.59

9.37

6.01

34.56

Westmeath

1.76

4.74

5.56

11.29

Wexford

4.27

6.45

17.26

32.95

Wicklow

5.39

4.19

4.49

31.26

Cork City

23.68

27.15

19.13

48.14

Dublin City

45.12

66.44

96.25

183.12

Galway City

2.73

0.82

2.45

9.25

In addition to standard construction, turnkeys, rapid delivery mechanisms, etc., local authorities also deliver new build social housing through dedicated regeneration programmes which seek to address the causes of disadvantage in communities through a holistic programme of physical, social and economic regeneration. Total expenditure by local authorities under the National Regeneration Programme over the period 2015 to 2018 is as follows:

2015

2016

2017

2018

Regeneration

 €48.8m

€50.05m

€65.19m

€68.1m

In relation to the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), Limerick City and County Council provides a highly effective HAP transactional shared service on behalf of all local authorities. This HAP Shared Services Centre (SSC) manages all HAP related rental transactions for the tenant, local authority and landlord. Accordingly, my Department does not recoup individual local authorities in respect of HAP rental payments in their administrative areas but rather recoups all landlord cost via the HAP SSC. A breakdown of the number of households supported by HAP in each local authority area is available on my Department’s website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision

Total expenditure under HAP for the period 2015 - 2018 is as follows:

-      

   2015  

   2016  

   2017  

   2018  

HAP

 €15.64m

€57.69m

€152.69m

€276.6m