Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (1420)

Róisín Shortall


1420. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount each local authority returned unspent in housing adaptation grants for persons with a disability, the mobility aids grant and the housing aid for older people for each of the past three years; and the allocation by each local authority in 2019.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13756/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Information on the allocations to each local authority under the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 is publicly available on my Department’s website, at the following links -

For 2016: www.environ.ie/housing/grantsfinancial-assistance/ministers-kelly-coffey-announce-eu5625-million-improve-homes.

For 2017: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/rebuilding-ireland/older-people/minister-coveney-announces-eu598million-improve-homes-older.

For 2018: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/minister-english-announces-eu6625-million-funding-improve-homes-older.

For 2019: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/older-people/minister-english-announces-eu7125-million-funding-improve.

Information on the grants paid each year by the local authorities is also set out on my Department’s website, at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics.

Funding is provided annually to each local authority, for the different grant schemes under the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability. The detailed administration of this funding, including the apportionment across the individual grant schemes, is a matter for the local authorities.