Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (678)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

678. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount each local authority returned unspent in housing adaptation grants, housing aid for the elderly and mobility grants by county in tabular form. [8370/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department provides funding under the suite of Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, to assist people in private houses to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.  

The suite of grants includes the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability, the Mobility Aids Grant and the Housing Aid for Older People, which are 80% funded by my Department, with a 20% contribution from the resources of the local authority. Local authorities receive an overall allocation, with the responsibility for the apportionment between the three schemes being a matter for each authority.

The amount spent by each local authority can vary from year to year as it is demand driven and also reliant on factors such as the availability of contractors and the agreement of clients on the timing of works. Over the course of the year, my Department works closely with the local authorities to monitor spend and to achieve a full drawdown of the available funding. This allows any underspends to be redistributed to local authorities with high levels of grant activity who seek additional funding.  

The amount allocated and drawn down by each local authority for 2018 is set out in the following table:

Local Authority

2018 Allocation (80% Exchequer funding)

Total Drawdown

Carlow

€1,247,317

 €1,547,564

Cavan

€1,166,371

 €1,317,748

Clare

€1,713,277

 €2,418,330

Cork County

€4,493,924

 €3,357,994

Cork City

€1,401,645

€844,875

Donegal

€948,886

€985,808

Dublin City

€6,021,427

€6,876,144

DL/Rathdown

€1,634,669

 €789,408

Fingal

€2,380,985

 €1,917,099

Galway City

€880,299

€1,031,061

Galway Co

€1,887,048

 €1,879,152

Kerry

€1,849,603

€2,176,206

Kildare

€2,409,776

 €2,410,240

Kilkenny

€1,495,704

 €1,351,884

Laois

€888,104

 €795,664

Leitrim

€391,994

 €202,020

Limerick

€2,595,051

 €2,405,573 

Longford

€635,936

 €706,057

Louth

€1,198,454

 €1,151,752

Mayo

€2,488,973

 €1,489,723

Meath

€1,628,559

 €1,852,738 

Monaghan

€989,940

 €1,515,110 

Offaly

€962,407

 €1,160,555

Roscommon

€831,647

 €761,397

Sligo

€1,094,027

 €1,279,660

South Dublin

€1,734,920

 €1,398,238

Tipperary

€2,504,130

 €2,923,976

Waterford

€1,566,016

 €911,696

Westmeath

€997,888

 €1,186,162

Wexford

€1,732,021

 €1,808,956

Wicklow

€1,229,002

 €792,185