As housing authorities, local authorities are responsible for the identification of the social housing need in their area and for the development of appropriate responses to the need identified.
Local authorities now have substantial pipelines of new social housing projects, details of which can be seen in the quarterly Social Housing Construction Status Reports published by my Department. The most recently available report sets out the position as at end 2017 and is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-q4-2017/.
As can be seen in this report, my Department is supporting local authorities in the delivery of a range of social housing schemes from small to larger scale developments. This includes single rural dwellings where the authorities concerned have prioritised such projects as part of their overall work to meet their social housing targets and respond to local housing need.