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Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 16 July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Ceisteanna (737)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

737. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total Exchequer funding of social housing in each year from 2009 to 2014, by local authority; voluntary and co-operative; shared ownership; house purchase and improvement loans; private housing grants; and affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29783/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Under my Department’s Social Housing Investment Programme, funding is provided to housing authorities in respect of a range of initiatives. Details of expenditure under the main areas of the Social Housing Investment Programme for the years referred to are set out in the following table.

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*Local Authority Housing

Voluntary and Co-Operative Housing

Private House Grants

Shared Ownership/Affordable Loans (Subsidies)

2009

€670.6m

€158.5m

€67.8m

€3.8m

2010

€417.5m

€113.6m

€78.2m

€3.2m

2011

€189.2m

€38.0m

€61.2m

€5.6m

2012

€116.9m

€58.0m

€52.8m

€5.0m

2013

€83.3m

€36.7m

€38.3m

€5.0m

2014

€88.5m

€34.3m

€37.0m

€5.0m

*Includes funding for Unfinished Housing Developments and the Land Aggregation Scheme.

House Purchase Loans and House Improvement Loans, as set out in the following table, are advanced by local authorities to qualified borrowers within their functional area. Expenditure on such loans is non-exchequer and is funded either by borrowing from the Housing Finance Agency, or from local authorities’ own resources. The figures outlined in relation to affordable housing also represent non-exchequer funding.

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House Purchase Loans

House Improvement Loans

Affordable Housing

2009

€5.6m

€27,924

€75.1m

2010

€9.7m

€54,524

€13.3m

2011

€34.0m

€120,050

€2.6m

2012

€24.8m

€2,728,600

€3.6m

2013

€26.8m

Nil

€0.3m

2014

€28.1m

€4,000

€0.3m

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