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Housing Adaptation Grant

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 23 June 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (869)

Seán Crowe

Question:

869. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding being made available for housing adaption grants by local authority; the uptake of the grants by each local authority; the number of applicants and waiting time for the grant by each local authority, in tabular form. [11651/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department provides funding under the suite of Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, to assist people in private houses to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs. Details of the number of grants paid and the amount spent by all local authorities up to 2018, are available on my Department's website at the following ink:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics.

The following table contains details of the 2019 Exchequer funding drawn down by local authorities for grants up to 31 December 2019, as well as this years drawdown up to 31 May 2020. The amounts shown are for Exchequer drawdown and each local authority adds a further 20% contribution.

Local Authority

Exchequer Drawdown to 31 December 2019

Exchequer Drawdown to 31 May 2020

Carlow

€1,337,450

€300,552

Cavan

€992,380

€181,975

Clare

€2,399,552

€0

Cork

€4,323,799

€744,336

Cork City

€981,908

€186,807

Donegal

€1,333,144

€458,247

Dublin City

€7,395,113

€2,302,937

Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown

€1,159,572

€225,117

Fingal

€2,043,228

€427,906

Galway

€1,695,312

€507,916

Galway City

€807,777

€267,888

Kerry

€2,549,136

€803,287

Kildare

€2,497,750

€319,713

Kilkenny

€1,526,314

€569,613

Laois

€820,976

€46,120

Leitrim

€154,738

€69,855

Limerick

€2,659,000

€555,405

Longford

€575,984

€68,954

Louth

€1,176,836

€323,687

Mayo

€1,853,661

€462,821

Meath

€2,000,215

€427,130

Monaghan

€1,451,430

€987,867

Offaly

€1,294,412

€0

Roscommon

€1,075,381

€52,750

Sligo

€1,162,243

€128,254

South Dublin

€1,785,306

€824,838

Tipperary

€2,944,856

€918,434

Waterford

€1,220,152

€321,204

Westmeath

€1,043,669

€171,008

Wexford

€1,896,870

€639,382

Wicklow

€1,108,370

€292,541

For 2020, a total of €73.75 million has been provided for the scheme, and notification of individual local authority allocations will issue shortly.

In the interim, all local authorities have been advised that they can expend an amount equal to 65% of their 2019 allocation. This interim funding provision should allow all local authorities to continue to process, approve and pay grants to successful applicants, pending the notification of the full year 2020 allocations.

The detailed administration of the grants including their assessment, approval and prioritisation, is the responsibility of each local authority. My Department does not hold information in relation to the current number of applications pending or the waiting times in individual local authorities. This information may be available directly from the local authorities.

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