Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (705)

Brendan Griffin


705. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding provided to Kerry County Council to purchase social houses in 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of units purchased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28054/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Details of the number of properties that have been acquired by local authorities for social housing, including by Kerry County Council, in 2018 and to the end of Quarter 1 of 2019, are published and available on my Department's website at the following link: http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision. Further details for 2019 will be published on a quarterly basis as the year progresses.

The funding provided to Kerry County Council for the purchase of social housing for 2018 was €7,597,113. For 2019, a total of €980,710 has been provided to the Council up to the end of the first quarter in respect of completed social housing acquisitions.