Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1577)

Pearse Doherty


1577. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated average all-in cost of accommodation for members of the Traveller community. [19673/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Traveller households in receipt of social housing supports are accommodated in a variety of different housing types. The majority of Traveller households in receipt of social housing supports live in standard housing, including local authority owned properties, Approved Housing Body owned properties and tenancies in the private rented sector supported through the Housing Assistance Payment.

My Department also provides a capital budget to support the delivery of housing for Traveller households with a preference for Traveller-specific housing, such as halting sites. €13m has been provided for this purpose in 2019. Due to the variety of different social housing solutions provided, it is not possible to provide a representative average cost.