Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (673)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

673. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when he plans to publish the annual local authority homelessness financial reports for 2018. [8340/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department does not provide funding for services directly but provides funding to housing authorities towards operational costs for homeless accommodation and related services.  Under funding arrangements, housing authorities must provide at least 10% of the cost of services from their own resources. Housing authorities may also incur additional expenditure on homeless related services outside of the funding arrangement with my Department. 

Exchequer funding for homeless services is provided through my Department to housing authorities on a regional basis. The following table sets out the Exchequer funding recouped to housing authorities in 2018.

Exchequer funding for homeless services in 2018 under the Housing Act, 1988 

Region

Amount

Dublin   

€106,267,187

Mid-East   

€3,738,000

Midlands   

€2,177,128

Mid-West   

€5,044,000

North-East 

€3,007,520

North-West   

€541,522

South-East  

€3,815,000

South-West   

€9,687,741

West

€4,721,895

Financial reports setting out expenditure on homeless services on a regional basis are published on my Department's website at the following link; http://www.housing.gov.ie/node/5498. The financial reports for each of the regions for 2018 will be published on my Department's website following the submission of the reports from the regional lead authorities.