Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (759)

Brendan Smith

Question:

759. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of homes provided in each local authority area in each of the years 2011 to 2018 by voluntary housing bodies; the funding provided to the sector on an annual basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53126/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Approved Housing Bodies play an increasingly integral role in the delivery of social homes across the country. Over the period 2011 to 2018 more than 11,000 new social homes have been delivered by Approved Housing Bodies and last year 38% of all the social homes delivered by the Rebuilding Ireland were delivered in partnership with Approved Housing Bodies. 

As delivery has grown so too has the range of delivery mechanisms utilised by AHBs to deliver social homes. Detailed statistics in relation to the number of social housing homes that have been delivered by local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS),  Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF), AHB Mortgage to Rent Scheme (MTR) and Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP), are published and available on my Department's website at the following link:

http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordable/overall-social-housing-provision.  

Specifically in relation to the number of social housing homes provided by AHBs, the table below provides details of additional AHB delivery across all delivery streams over the period 2011 to 2018.  

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total additional AHB units delivered- all delivery streams

860

886

385

896

1,316 

1,169 

2,330 

3,228

The funding for these AHB delivery schemes is provided by my Department directly to the local authorities which, in turn, provide the funding to AHBs as appropriate. 

Output by AHBs has almost quadrupled over the period 2011 to 2018 and funding to AHBs has tripled over the same period, from €103.16m in 2011 to 337.69m in 2018.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total Annual AHB Funding

€103.13m 

€138.09m 

€118.01m 

€104.87m 

€148.54m 

€154.77m 

€228.73m 

€337.69m