Thursday, 23 July 2020

Questions (117)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

117. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of providing a Traveller-specific accommodation unit as funded by the local authority Traveller accommodation programme in 2019. [17714/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Traveller-specific projects and developments are focused on group housing schemes and halting sites. This includes meeting Traveller-specific housing needs through a range of mechanisms, including the provision of mobiles and caravans; the provision and refurbishment of halting sites and bays within sites; the refurbishment and extension of existing group housing; the return to use of void group housing; and the provision of new group housing.

In 2019, €8.7 million was spent on Traveller accommodation supporting 93 housing solutions as follows:

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2019

Halting Site Bays

1

Group housing

9

Emergency mobiles

17*

Refurbishment/Extensions

63

Acquisitions

3

*An additional 3 mobiles were recouped through the Local Property Tax fund.