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Housing Schemes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (327)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

327. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of social housing tenancies created to date in 2021 under the long-term leasing scheme, the housing assistance payment, HAP, and the rental accommodation scheme, RAS. [61897/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department publishes comprehensive statistics on social housing, including Leasing, Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS), on a quarterly basis.

Long term leasing forms part of the overall social housing leasing delivery which also includes delivery streams such as Mortgage to Rent Scheme, the Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS) and the Enhanced Leasing Scheme. At the end of Q3 2021, a total of 1,576 homes have been delivered through the social housing leasing delivery stream, of which 948 homes have been delivered through long term leasing.

Statistics in relation to HAP and RAS can be found at the following link under the relevant headings: www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/.

Under the Housing for All strategy, the Government plans to increase the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 homes per year over the next decade, including an average of 10,000 new build social homes. As new build supply of social housing ramps up, there will be reducing reliance on HAP and RAS.

Long Term Leasing will be phased out by 2025. This process is already underway and my officials have begun engaging with local authorities in this regard.

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