The Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness has a target to deliver more than 50,000 new social homes by the end of 2021. This will be achieved through a blend of build, including Part V, acquisition and leasing activity, under programmes led by both local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs).
While there are published targets for build, acquisition and leasing under Rebuilding Ireland, the delivery of Part V homes, a sub-programme under build, is ultimately based on the agreement between local authorities and the relevant developers and the subsequent the timing of delivery is largely outside of the control of local authorities. Of the 33,000 homes anticipated to be delivered under Build activity between 2016 and 2021, it was estimated that just over 5,000 would come through Part V agreements.
In 2018, against an expectation of approximately 590, some 841 homes were delivered for social housing under various Part V arrangements. In 2019, of the total build target of 6,545 homes, it is expected that 1,260 may come from Part V. For 2020 and 2021, a slightly higher delivery again is anticipated, but the final delivery will be determined in light of the continued increase in housebuilding generally in each local authority area.