Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (225)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

225. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the proposed affordable housing scheme; when details of and the opening of the scheme will be announced; if an affordable housing scheme will be operated in Galway city and county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26943/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions Nos. 25 and 26 on today's Order Paper, which broadly sets out the position in relation to this matter.

In addition, before embarking on the development an affordable purchase or rental programme, it is important that local authorities carry out a fundamental economic and financial assessment of the housing purchase and rental markets in their respective functional areas, working with my Department and the Housing Agency to assess what affordability intervention, if any, is warranted.

I will shortly be issuing guidance to local authorities in this regard.