Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (313)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

313. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons that have applied to Westmeath County Council for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan; the number approved; the eligibility criteria; if they are uniformly applied across the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20788/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 89 of 8 May 2018.

The final decision on loan approval is a matter for each local authority and its Credit Committee on a case-by-case basis.  Decisions on all housing loan applications must be made in accordance with the statutory credit policy that underpins the scheme, in order to ensure consistency of treatment for all applicants.  Loan applicants who are dissatisfied with a loan application decision of a local authority Credit Committee may appeal that decision to the local authority.  Details of the appeals process can be obtained from the relevant local authority. 

Details of eligibility criteria and other useful background information can be found on the dedicated website: http://rebuildingirelandhomeloan.ie/eligibility/.