Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (676)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

676. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of the 560 voids included in the 2018 social housing output figures, which were vacant for more than six months. [8363/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Homes refurbished under the Voids programme are not classified by the length of time they are vacant and my Department does not collect data in that regard. The programme is designed to support the bringing back into use of units that would likely remain vacant for a significant period of time because the cost of the scale of works required could not be met by the local authority. It is a matter for each local authority to determine suitable properties for inclusion in the programmes.