Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (687)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

687. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons that have made an application for Rebuilding Ireland loans; the number granted, refused and pending, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37731/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Housing Agency provides a central support service which assesses applications for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan on behalf of local authorities and makes recommendations to the authorities to approve or refuse applications.

I have asked the Agency to compile figures on the numbers of applications that it has assessed, recommended to approve and recommended to decline since the scheme began. To the end of August 2019, the Housing Agency had assessed 4,900 applications. Of these, it had recommended 2,490 for approval and 2,410 to be declined.

My Department does not routinely collate data on the number of applications pending.