Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (544)

John Curran

Ceist:

544. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of rapid build housing units that have been constructed to date and occupied; the number of additional units expected to be completed before the end of 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41083/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department is working closely with all local authorities in relation to increasing and accelerating the delivery of a range of social housing programmes and supports, including through the use of rapid build methodologies.

287 homes have been delivered using rapid build technology up to the end of Q2 this year, with a further 132 units across 6 schemes scheduled for completion before the end of the year. An additional 26 rapid build projects, set to yield a further 686 new social housing homes, are also being advanced.

Local authorities have been advised that rapid build approaches should increasingly become the norm in terms of delivering social housing projects and my Department will continue to engage with local authorities to this end.

In relation to the tenanting and allocation of social housing support to qualifying households, this is a matter for the housing authority concerned.