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Housing Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (293)

Rose Conway-Walsh

Question:

293. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the annual statutory summary of social housing assessments will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61462/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The 2021 Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA) process is currently underway and the results will be published towards the end of Quarter 1, 2022.

The SSHA is a point in time snapshot of demand for social housing support in local authority areas and does not necessarily reflect continuous entry to and exit from the housing waiting lists. The most recently published summary, conducted in November 2020, shows 61,880 households assessed as qualified for and needing social housing support. This is a decrease of 6,813 households, or 9.9%, on the last assessment in June 2019. Since 2016, the numbers have decreased from 91,600 to 61,880, a decrease of 32.4%.

The summary report for 2020, which includes breakdowns by each local authority across a range of categories, is available at the link below.

SSHA 2020 Report www.gov.ie/en/publication/970ea-summary-of-social-housing-assessments-2020-key-findings/#:~:text=The%20Summary%20of%20Social%20Housing,is%20not%20currently%20being%20met.

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