Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (354)

Alan Dillon

Question:

354. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the Mayo County Council general housing acquisition programme for 2020 including land, housing, turkey properties and Part V acquisitions in addition to the social housing public private partnership program; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38503/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Programme for Government commits to increasing the social housing stock by more than 50,000, with an emphasis on new builds. In 2021, the total funding being made available for the delivery of housing programmes is €3.3bn. This includes funding to deliver 12,750 social homes through build, acquisition and leasing. A major focus of this investment is the delivery of new build, with an overall target of 9,500 new homes. The build target includes the delivery of 5,250 new homes by local authorities, 2,950 by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) and 1,300 new homes through Part V.

My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on a quarterly basis on all social housing delivery activity under Rebuilding Ireland. This is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

Between January and June 2020, Mayo local authority acquired three homes. One further home was acquired by an approved housing body and there were no turkey or Part V transactions recorded. Mayo local authority has not sought sanction fromy my Department to borrow for any land purchases in 2020.

Questions Nos. 355 and 356 answered with Question No. 348.
Question No. 357 answered with Question No. 54.