Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna (464)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

464. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number and status of social housing projects in County Sligo as part of the Rebuilding Ireland programme; the number of social homes delivered in the county since the beginning of the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28869/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Data in relation to social housing delivery across all local authorities, for the period 2016 to end March 2019, are published on my Department's website at the following link: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

My Department also publishes status reports on a quarterly basis, of all social housing construction schemes for all local authority areas. The most recent of these reports covers the period up to the end of March 2019, and contains information on the progress of over 20,300 new social housing homes, which are currently approved and progressing through planning, design and construction, as well as homes delivered to end March 2019.

The report shows that Sligo County Council, and the Approved Housing Bodies they are working with, have 13 social housing construction projects in construction, at planning, design or tender stage, or complete under Rebuilding Ireland, which are delivering 173 newly built social homes. The report is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-for-q1-2019/.

National social housing delivery targets have been set under Rebuilding Ireland for the period to 2021. The 2019 build targets along with 2018-2021 overall social housing targets on a local authority basis, across all delivery streams under Rebuilding Ireland, are available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/social-housing-targets-2019/.