Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (724, 725)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

724. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of households on the waiting list in County Waterford; and the length of time each has been waiting. [9470/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

725. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of households on the waiting list in counties Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary; and the length of time each has been waiting. [9471/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 724 and 725 together.

Details on the number of households qualified for social housing support in each housing authority area are provided in the statutory Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA).  The most recent SSHA, carried out in 2017, details the number of households on all local authority waiting lists as at 28 June 2017.

The results of the SSHA are available on my Department’s website and include breakdowns by each local authority across a range of categories. The 2017 report also includes the results of the 2016 summary for comparative purposes. Full details in relation to the 2017 assessment are available on my Department's website, at the following link and the specific information sought by the Deputy can be found at Appendix One: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/sha_summary_2017.pdf.

The SSHA is now being carried out an annual basis. I expect the results of the 2018 summary to be available for publication later in the year.