Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (675)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

675. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of the 2,610 social housing acquisitions in 2018 that were purchased vacant; and the number purchased with social housing tenants in situ. [8362/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department does not hold information in relation to the status of occupation of a property that is acquired for social housing.

In general, properties that are acquired by local authorities or Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) are vacant. However, should a property that is occupied by a social housing tenant in the private rented sector become available on the market, it is open to a local authority or an AHB to acquire the property once the acquisition falls within the financial terms of the relevant acquisition scheme.