Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (257)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

257. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of units provided through the repair and lease scheme in 2017 and 2018; the cost per annum; the estimated cost and number of units in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3291/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

At the end of Q3 2018, a total of 1,214 applications had been received from property owners under the Repair and Leasing (RLS) scheme; 48 homes had been brought back into use and were tenanted; and 122 agreements for lease had been signed. A detailed breakdown of the RLS scheme data by local authority up to end Q3 2018 is available on my Department’s website at the following link:

http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

A breakdown of the 48 homes delivered under the scheme by year and local authority is set out in the table:

Table 1: RLS Delivery

Local Authority

Units Delivered - 2017

Units Delivered – End Q3 2018

Carlow County Council

0

2

Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council

1

0

Fingal County Council

0

3

Limerick City & County Council

0

7

Meath County Council

0

1

Monaghan County Council

0

4

Roscommon County Council

0

2

Waterford City & County Council

6

11

Wexford County Council

2

9

Total

9

39

Total capital expenditure under the scheme for 2017 and up to end Q3 2018 is set out in Tables 2 and 3 below. Data for the RLS scheme for Q4 2018 is currently being collected and will be published shortly. 

Table 2: RLS Capital Expenditure 2017

 Local Authority

 Spend for 2017

 Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council

 €4,987

 Waterford City & County Council

 €191,398

 Total Spend

€196,385* 

*The capital claim for the homes delivered under the scheme in Wexford in 2017 was submitted in 2018. (and was paid in Q4 2018).

Table 3: RLS Capital Expenditure to end Q3 2018 

Local Authority 

Spend for 2018 at end Q3 

 Carlow County Council

 €67,983

 Limerick City & County Council

 €75,000

 Meath County Council

 €8,698

 Monaghan County Council

 €25,000

 Waterford City & County Council

 €391,931

 Total Spend

 €568,612

Significant funding of €38 million is available for the scheme and I expect local authorities and approved housing bodies to continue to implement the scheme locally and to achieve the target of 950 new properties this year.