Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Questions (174)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


174. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the submissions for funding, building or purchasing housing in Dublin 6W, 8, 10, 12 that have been received from Dublin City Council in the past five years; the stage of consideration the requests are at; the number of housing units involved; and in the cases of refusal to fund, the reasons that were given. [46335/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department provides both capital and current funding to local authorities across a range of funding initiatives to assist them in providing homes for families and individuals on their social housing waiting lists. To provide transparency on the new social housing projects being advanced, each quarter my Department publishes a Social Housing Construction Status Report and updated Social Housing Delivery statistics for all years from 1999. The report for Quarter 2, 2021 is available at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/collection/cb885-social-housing-construction-projects-status-reports/. These quarterly reports provide details of the social housing construction schemes completed and those in the pipeline for all local authorities including Dublin City Council.

Since 2015 Dublin City Council have also purchased 502 second hand homes and 22 new homes (under Part V legislation) in Dublin 6, 8, 10 and 12 for Social Housing use for which my Department have provided funding.

From 2015 to present only one submission for Capital Funding was refused by my Department. This application was for Turnkey approval in the Dublin 6 area and was refused due to value for money concerns.

Question No. 175 answered with Question No. 155.