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Housing Adaptation Grant

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 23 June 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (870)

Seán Crowe

Question:

870. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the advice being given to applicants in cases in which housing adaption funding is no longer available. [11652/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability Scheme, in respect of private houses remains available to applicants and applications continue to be processed and funding remains available across all 31 local authority areas.

In 2020, a total of €73.75 million is available for the scheme, made up of €59 million Exchequer funding with the balance of €14.75 million to be contributed by local authorities.

Notification of individual local authority allocations will issue shortly. Pending that local authorities have been advised that they may pay out an amount equal to 65% of their 2019 allocation to successful applicants. This interim funding provision should allow all local authorities to continue to process, approve and pay grant applications.

Question No. 871 answered with Question No. 868.
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