Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (653)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

653. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding an approved housing body (details supplied) received for the development of 41 apartments for older persons; the funding made available to the body for a proposed redevelopment at a site; and if funding from his Department or other State agency fell under the capital advanced loan facility payment, the long-term leasing scheme, the capital loan and subsidy scheme or the capital assistance scheme. [5118/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In 2009 my Department recouped €8.1 million to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council under the Capital Assistance Scheme in respect of 41 homes in St Anne's Court, Ballinteer, secured by an Approved Housing Body (AHB) under Part V of the Planning and Development Acts.

In December 2018, my Department received a proposal, from an AHB for a development on this site, seeking to use the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) and Payment and Availability Agreement (P&A) facility. The proposal requires significant further detail and my Department, together with the Housing Agency and the local authority, has been working with the AHB in question to assist them in understanding the requirements of such a funding proposal. My Department will consider a revised proposal as soon as it is completed and submitted.