Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (76)

John Curran

Question:

76. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of housing units he expects to be built by each local authority in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23988/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The overall social housing ambition for 2019 under Rebuilding Ireland is to support more than 27,000 households. This consists of 10,000 social housing homes to be delivered through build, acquisition and leasing programmes, with a further 17,360 households to be supported under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS). It is expected that 6,545 of the 10,000 homes referred to above will be delivered through local authority and approved housing body (AHB) build programmes.

Targets have been provided to each local authority, outlining their individual target under build, acquisition, leasing, HAP and RAS and a full breakdown of these targets is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/social-housing-targets-2019/.

Continuing the approach adopted last year, to further increase transparency and accountability for delivery of these targets at a local level, progress made by local authorities against targets will be published on a quarterly basis.