Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (384, 385)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

384. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the total number of new houses provided by the local authorities, by county, for prospective tenants in 2020 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38692/20]

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Bernard Durkan

Question:

385. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the total number of new houses provided by the approved housing bodies, by county, for prospective tenants in 2020 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38693/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 384 and 385 together.

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: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

The "Breakdown of Social Housing by Local Authority" tables will provide the Deputy with a breakdown of local authority and AHB Delivery for each local authority.

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.