Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (271)

Alan Dillon


271. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he plans to amend the capital assistance scheme funding to facilitate approved housing bodies to apply for funding for certain projects (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8125/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department supports local authorities to fund Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) to deliver housing under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) for priority housing categories, including age-friendly housing. CAS operates on the basis that loans of 100% are available to AHBs where all people to be accommodated are on the social housing waiting list, or loans to cover 95% of the capital development costs apply where AHBs retain 25% of the nomination rights.

I am keen that age-friendly housing is developed across the country and accordingly, I would encourage any AHBs interested in the differing funding and nomination options that are available under CAS, to contact their local authority to discuss these options.