Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (344)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

344. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount of money issued to each local authority for vacant social housing property refurbishment on a local authority by local authority basis per annum since 2016; the number refurbished per annum since 2016 on a local authority by local authority basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48088/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under Section 58 of the Housing Act 1966, the management and maintenance of local authority housing stock, including the implementation of planned maintenance programmes and carrying out of responsive repairs and pre-letting repairs to vacant properties, is a matter for each individual local authority.

Local authority housing stock becomes vacant and is refurbished and re-let on a continuous basis by the local authorities and my Department does not have information on all such re-lets and their cost.  My Department does provide some exchequer funding to support local authorities in tackling vacant social housing through the voids programme, particularly homes that would likely remain vacant for a significant period of time because of the scale of the works required.  The programme assists local authorities in actively targeting such vacant properties, to minimise their turnaround and re-let times and return them to use in an energy efficient condition. 

The following table shows the number of units supported and funding provided by my Department under the voids programme for each local authority for the years 2016 to 2018. 

 

Units Returned in 2016

Funding 2016

Units Returned in 2017

Funding 2017

Units Returned in 2018

Funding 2018

Carlow

8

€69,450

8

€91,750

38

€555,874

Cavan

32

€307,530

31

€303,112

14

€270,779

Clare

79

€1,329,700

47

€966,203

43

€906,400

Cork City

263

€6,812,333

81

€1,485,357

74

€820,190

Cork County

98

€1,270,488

48

€1,130,977

205

€4,351,122

Donegal

89

€986,690

168

€1,866,898

86

€969,585

Dublin City

575

€8,757,848

543

€8,520,549

495

€8,299,452

Fingal

147

€1,725,774

121

€1,329,300

48

€589,150

South Dublin

81

€703,736

87

€718,446

61

€574,589

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 

19

€183,092

31

€283,531

50

€436,845

Galway City

29

€346,650

11

€124,150

3

€0

Galway County

37

€472,552

37

€401,159

45

€763,853

Kerry

90

€917,549

90

€1,101,143

98

€1,132,446

Kildare

24

€485,130

8

€205,960

27

€639,867

Kilkenny

14

€351,278

16

€307,749

15

€212,293

Laois

12

€97,053

4

€33,170

12

€97,688

Leitrim

51

€712,404

0

€0

30

€387,427

Limerick

18

€384,250

13

€215,520

24

€272,177

Longford

23

€506,705

0

€0

3

€67,500

Louth

8

€91,523

7

€83,518

13

€166,794

Mayo

25

€233,089

22

€261,986

20

€204,474

Meath

76

€1,435,700

52

€769,005

59

€836,941

Monaghan

47

€667,944

38

€505,254

52

€496,283

Offaly

53

€846,198

7

€107,792

10

€102,929

Roscommon

80

€808,612

3

€44,324

2

€22,600

Sligo

68

€1,097,909

40

€909,395

100

€1,650,283

Tipperary

102

€1,204,318

107

€1,324,604

63

€771,582

Waterford

90

€1,135,973

52

€574,309

20

€0

Westmeath

43

€436,062

40

€329,113

23

€207,845

Wexford

17

€167,007

34

€428,015

8

€0

Wicklow

10

€245,887

11

€276,778

24

€452,145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,308

€34,790,434

1,757

€24,699,067

1,765

€26,259,113