Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2899)

Pearse Doherty


2899. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated budget he plans to spend on house construction from 2020 to 2024; the estimated number of units expected to be delivered by the type of housing units; and the estimated amount that will be spent in that time on each category of unit in tabular form. [32958/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The National Development Plan 2018-2027 provides for the delivery of 112,000 new social homes over the next decade, supported by capital funding of €11.6 billion. These 112,000 new social homes will be delivered through a range of mechanisms, including build, acquisitions and long term leasing.

It should be noted that the delivery of the 112,000 new social housing homes over the next decade does not include housing supports that will be provided to households under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme or the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS). HAP and RAS will continue to offer additional flexible housing solutions across the period to 2021 ensuring that, over the lifetime of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, over 138,000 households will have their housing need met.

The specific capital allocations underpinning the various social housing delivery programmes, including the build programmes, for each year out to 2027 will be determined in the context of the annual estimates process. The allocated funding will reflect the blend of delivery methods and approaches required in order to deliver on the targets set out in the National Development Plan.

In respect of the Rebuilding Ireland programme, the targets set for each local authority are available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/social-housing-targets-2019/.

My Department also publishes details of social housing delivery on a local authority basis. The Social Housing Construction Status Report details all homes completed and in progress under the Rebuilding Ireland programme and is published quarterly on the Rebuilding Ireland website. The most recently published report (Q1 2019) is available at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-for-q1-2019/.