Thursday, 15 July 2021

Questions (186)

Martin Browne

Question:

186. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the funding made available to each local authority for housing adaption grants in 2020 and 2021 and the expected amount for 2022, in tabular form. [38723/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Details of the funding provided by my Department to each local authority in respect of the Disabled Persons Grants Scheme/Improvement Works in Lieu (DPG/IWIL) for local authority tenants in 2020 is available at the following link.

www.housing.gov.ie/housing/grantsfinancial-assistance/disabled-persons-grants-and-improvement-works-lieu-schemes

The 2021 DPG allocations issued to local authorities in May, details of which can be found at the link below. Local authorities are currently progressing their 2021 work programmes but it will be later this year before significant recoupment claims are lodged with my Department. Full details in relation to the drawdown of funding in 2021 will be available early in 2022.

www.gov.ie/en/press-release/20e02-minister-obrien-minister-burke-approve-over-23m-in-funding-for-the-disabled-persons-grant-scheme-improvement-works-in-lieu-of-local-authority-housing-scheme/

Separately, funding of €75 million is available nationally in 2021 for the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability scheme, in respect of private houses. Local authorities fund 20% of the overall budget from their own resources with the balance of 80% funded by the exchequer. This funding has increased year on year since 2014.

Funding allocations for 2020 and 2021 are publicly available on my Department’s website at the following links:

For 2020: www.gov.ie/en/press-release/0c0cf-minister-obrien-announces-over-73-million-for-housing-adaptation-grant/

For 2021: www.gov.ie/en/press-release/0da3f-minister-obrien-minister-burke-announce-75m-fund-to-improve-homes-of-older-people-people-with-a-disability/

Details of the funding drawn down for the grants up to 2020, are available on my Department's website at the following link:

www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics.

The following table contains details of the 2021 exchequer funding drawn down by local authorities for housing adaptation grants up to 30 June 2021.

Local Authority

Exchequer Drawdown to 30 June 2021

Carlow

€492,388

Cavan

€202,297

Clare

€248,416

Cork City

€412,158

Cork

€1,346,244

Donegal

€489,762

Dublin City

€2,181,752

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

€422,046

Fingal

€667,859

Galway City

€373,797

Galway

€0

Kerry

€704,248

Kildare

€290,465

Kilkenny

€366,221

Laois

€32,000

Leitrim

€160,035

Limerick City & County

€830,858

Longford

€146,641

Louth

€485,085

Mayo

€871,384

Meath

€746,594

Monaghan

€486,450

Offaly

€47,637

Roscommon

€215,641

Sligo

€631,201

South Dublin

€782,844

Tipperary

€1,033,234

Waterford City & County

€225,442

Westmeath

€235,814

Wexford

€844,194

Wicklow

€396,141

In respect of 2022, as part of the annual budgetary process, consideration will be given to funding under these schemes in line with the Programme for Government commitments and the Policy Statement on Housing Options for Our Ageing Population, which is available on my Department's website at the following link:

www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea33c1-housing-options-for-our-ageing-population-policy-statement/