Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1151, 1152)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

1151. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the net change in State-owned social housing units; if he will provide a breakdown based on new completed units, units purchased, sale of units and demolitions and voids in each of the years 1995 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44936/19]

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Róisín Shortall

Question:

1152. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of housing units owned by the State at the end of each of the years 1995 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44937/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1151 and 1152 together.

The information sought is not collated in the precise format requested but there is a large volume of relevant data available in respect of many of the categories included.

Data on social housing stock occupied as distinct from owned at the end of each year has been collected and reported by the Department from 1994 until 2016. This data is available on my Departments website at https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/house-prices-loans-and-profile-borrowers/local-authority-rented-sector-activity.

The National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) has been collecting and producing a detailed overview of data in respect of the social housing stock since 2014. Data for the numbers of dwellings owned, constructed, purchased and provided under the RAS, HAP and Leasing programmes were provided in their Annual Indicators Reports for 2014 and 2015. These reports can be found at http://noac.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NOAC-Performance-Indicators-Report-2014.pdf and http://noac.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2015-PI-Report.pdf.

Following a review of this data further improvements were made and data on the numbers of dwellings owned, added, sold and demolished were added to the report for the years 2017 and 2018. This data can be found at http://noac.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NOAC-Performance-Indicators-Report-2017.pdf and http://noac.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NOAC-Performance-Indicator-Report-2018-1.pdf

Data is also available on my Department's website in respect of new dwellings constructed, acquired and sold over a number of years. Data in respect of units constructed and acquired can be found at https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision while data on sale of local authority housing can be found at https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics