Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (865)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

865. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the homes brought into use under the repair and leasing scheme; the number of applications and overall expenditure with regard to same by year and by local authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30002/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Housing)

Provisional data for the Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS) indicate that up to end Q1 2019, a total of 1,335 applications for the scheme had been received; 102 homes had been brought back into use and tenanted and 138 agreements to lease had been signed. Delivery under RLS is reported as part of Social Housing Leasing output and these figures are available on my Department’s website at the following link ( a detailed breakdown for RLS will be published shortly):

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

RLS has both capital and current funding streams. The capital element funds the repairs to the property; the current element funds the lease payment to the property owner with the cost of the repairs being recovered from the property owner by offsetting it against the lease payment - annual payments include the ongoing cost of lease payments and costs of new properties brought into the scheme over the course of the year. A breakdown of the dwellings delivered under the scheme to end Q1 2019, by year and local authority, is set out in Table 1. Tables 2 and 3 set out the capital and current expenditure under the scheme in 2017 and 2018, by local authority.

Table 1: RLS Delivery 2017 to Q1 2019

Local Authority

Dwellings Delivered - 2017

Dwellings Delivered - 2018

Dwellings Delivered - Q1 2019

Carlow County Council

0

2

0

Cork County Council

0

0

1

Dublin City Council

0

1

0

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

1

0

0

Fingal County Council

0

7

9

Kilkenny County Council

0

1

0

Limerick City & County Council

0

8

2

Longford County Council

0

6

0

Meath County Council

0

1

0

Monaghan County Council

0

4

0

Roscommon County Council

0

2

0

Tipperary County Council

0

1

0

Waterford City & County Council

6

35

1

Westmeath County Council

0

1

0

Wexford County Council

2

11

0

Total

9

80

13

Table 2: RLS Capital Spend 2017 and 2018

Local Authority

Spend - 2017

Spend - 2018

Carlow County Council

€0

€67,983

Dublin City Council

€0

€39,044

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€4,987

€0

Kilkenny County Council

€0

€24,000

Limerick City & County Council

€0

€207,174

Meath County Council

€0

€8,698

Monaghan County Council

€0

€25,000

Roscommon County Council

€0

€27,222

Tipperary County Council

€0

€33,789

Waterford City & County Council

€191,398

€1,106,739

Westmeath County Council

€0

€35,000

Wexford County Council

€0

€38,458

Total

€196,385

€1,613,107

Table 3: RLS Current Spend 2017 and 2018

Local Authority

Spend - 2017

Spend - 2018

Carlow County Council

€0

€2,270

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€8,809

€21,582

Kilkenny County Council

€0

€5,761

Limerick City & County Council

€0

€39,167

Meath County Council

€0

€18,940

Monaghan County Council

€0

€12,174

Offaly County Council

€0

€450

Roscommon County Council

€0

€7,145

Waterford City & County Council

€17,371

€103,150

Westmeath County Council

€0

€2,115

Wexford County Council

€4,009

€67,641

Total

€30,189

€280,395