Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (264, 265)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

264. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount spent on the social housing current expenditure programme in each of the years 2011 to 2018; the estimated cost in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3300/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

265. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of units on the social housing current expenditure programme in each of the years 2011 to 2018; the estimated cost in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3301/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 264 and 265 together.

The Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP) supports the delivery of social housing by providing financial support to local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) for the leasing of houses and apartments. These properties are either privately owned or owned by AHBs. Properties made available under the programme are used to accommodate households from local authority waiting lists.

Details of the total number of properties operational under SHCEP at the end of each of the years 2011 to end Q3 2018 are provided below in tabular form. Data for Q4 2018 are currently being collated and will be available shortly.

Year 

Dwellings operational under SHCEP  

2011

2,496

2012

3,701

2013

4,600

2014

5,622

2015

7,099

2016

8,366

2017

10,152

2018 to end Q3

10,877

In total, it is estimated that an additional 21,100 dwellings will be incrementally supported under SHCEP in the period from 2018 to 2021. This includes dwellings to be sourced through long-term lease arrangements from a range of different sources including the Repair and Leasing Scheme, Enhanced Leasing Scheme and properties which will be delivered by AHBs through a combination of the support under my Department's Capital Advance Loan Facility (CALF) and private borrowings, including from the Housing Finance Agency (HFA).  

The annual cost of SHCEP to the Exchequer is made up of the continuing cost of supporting existing tenancies and contracts in place at the end of the previous year together with the additional cost of the new tenancies and contracts supported over the course of the year to which the allocation relates. Exchequer funding for SHCEP in 2019 is €155m– an increase of €40m over 2018. Details of the funding provided to local authorities under SHCEP from 2011 to end Q3 2018 are provided below in tabular form. 

 

Period

SHCEP Expenditure  

2011

€13,817,464

2012

€20,814,526

2013

€27,362,615

2014

€34,844,780

2015

€42,275,724

2016

€54,028,752

2017

€84,050,743

2018 to end Q3

€42,793,213