Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Questions (161)

Thomas Gould

Question:

161. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of affordable homes that have been built in north central areas of County Cork in each of the past five years; the amount planned for 2020; the funding allocated each year to the local authority to supply affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19484/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under the Serviced Sites Fund, €310 million has been allocated to provide infrastructure to support the delivery of more affordable homes on local authority lands.  With a maximum of €50,000 funding available per home, at least 6,200 more affordable homes, to buy or rent, can be facilitated.  To date, Serviced Sites Funding of €127 million has been approved in principle in support of 35 projects in 14 local authority areas, which will assist in the delivery of almost 3,200 affordable homes.

Utilising SSF funding Cork City Council will make new homes available under the Affordable Purchase Scheme at Boherboy Road, County Cork in Q1 2021.

Nine of the SSF projects are situated in the county of Cork whereby €22 million in funding will support the delivery of approximately 400 affordable homes.  Details can be found at the following links;

SSF Call 1 https://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-gives-the-go-ahead-for-ten-local-authority-sites-for-affordable-housing-under-the-serviced-sites-fund/

SSF Call 2 https://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-approves-funding-of-e84m-to-support-delivery-of-1770-affordable-homes-under-the-ssf/

In terms of affordable housing more generally, I will outline my detailed plans in the Autumn, taking account of progress to date under the SSF, other measures and the input of key delivery partners.

Question No. 162 answered with Question No. 154.