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Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Ceisteanna (201)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

201. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the 2017 funding for housing adaptation grants will be allocated to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14901/17]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department provides funding to local authorities under both the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability in relation to private homes, and for adaptations and extensions to social housing stock to meet needs of elderly local authority tenants or those with a disability. Full year allocations for 2017 in respect of both of these schemes will issue shortly to individual local authorities, including Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

Ahead of the notification of these allocations, local authorities have been notified that work in respect of all these programmes can continue with a commitment of up to 65% of their 2016 allocation. This interim funding provision should comfortably allow local authorities to advance the work for the early part of this year, pending the full year allocations issuing.

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