Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Ceisteanna (289)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

289. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons on the housing and transfer waiting lists by each local authority by the most recent figures available in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14365/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Details on the number of households qualified for social housing support in each local authority area are provided in the statutory Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA). The most recent summary, which was carried out in June 2018, details the number of households on all local authority waiting lists as at 11 June 2018. The detailed report for the 2018 summary can be found on my Department's website at the link below: www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/summary_of_social_housing_assessments_2018_-_key_findings.pdf.

My Department does not currently hold information on the number of households on local authorities' housing transfer lists. The management of these lists is a matter for individual local authorities and the numbers fluctuate continually as, for example, households are granted transfers, in accordance with an authority’s allocation scheme, to take up other accommodation options.

My Department is currently working with the Housing Agency on the proposed 2019 summary. I expect the results of that summary to be available early in the final quarter of this year. My Department is also examining whether data on the transfer lists can be provided in the future and would hope to be able to publish initial figures around the same time as the SSHA is published.