Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1420)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

1420. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount each local authority returned unspent in housing adaptation grants for persons with a disability, the mobility aids grant and the housing aid for older people for each of the past three years; and the allocation by each local authority in 2019.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13756/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Information on the allocations to each local authority under the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 is publicly available on my Department’s website, at the following links -

For 2016: www.environ.ie/housing/grantsfinancial-assistance/ministers-kelly-coffey-announce-eu5625-million-improve-homes.

For 2017: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/rebuilding-ireland/older-people/minister-coveney-announces-eu598million-improve-homes-older.

For 2018: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/minister-english-announces-eu6625-million-funding-improve-homes-older.

For 2019: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/older-people/minister-english-announces-eu7125-million-funding-improve.

Information on the grants paid each year by the local authorities is also set out on my Department’s website, at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics.

Funding is provided annually to each local authority, for the different grant schemes under the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability. The detailed administration of this funding, including the apportionment across the individual grant schemes, is a matter for the local authorities.