Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2976)

John Brady

Question:

2976. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of homes delivered via the buy and renew scheme in the first half of 2019 in County Wicklow and by LEA or municipal district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34496/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under my Department’s Social Housing Investment Programme, funding is available to all local authorities to deliver additional social housing stock through the acquisition of new and previously owned houses/apartments for social housing use. This includes delivery through the Buy & Renew Scheme.

To date, Wicklow County Council has not delivered new social housing through the Buy & Renew Scheme. It should be noted, however, that local authorities can also acquire properties in need of remediation under their normal acquisitions programme.

Question No. 2977 answered with Question No. 2883.