Under my Department's Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS), funding of up to 100% of the approved cost is available for the provision of housing to meet the accommodation needs for persons with specific categories of need, including older people, persons with an intellectual, physical or mental health disability, homeless persons, victims of domestic violence etc.
All of the €145 million CAS provision for 2010 is committed at this stage. Approvals were largely based on the prioritisation afforded to individual proposals by local authorities.
It is intended to issue a call for proposals in the course of 2011 for new projects to be included in the ongoing CAS work programme. In the case of proposals for new housing projects in the Dublin City Council area, it will be a matter for Dublin City Council to submit a prioritised list of projects for inclusion in the programme having regard to the merit of the proposals received and the extent to which they will meet local housing needs.