Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (958)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

958. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount each council received under housing aid for elderly, mobility and housing adaption grants for 2019; the amount each council has allocated; and the average processing time for each council for an application. [31442/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In 2019, a total of €71.25 million is available for the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability Scheme, in respect of private houses. This is made up of €57 million exchequer funding, which is an increase of some 8% on the 2018 figure, with the balance of €14.25m being contributed by the local authorities. Information on the individual exchequer allocations and the respective funding contributed by each local authority is publicly available on my Department’s website, at the following link - https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/older-people/minister-english-announces-eu7125-million-funding-improve.

The detailed administration of the grants including their assessment, approval and prioritisation, is the responsibility of the local authorities. My Department does not hold information in relation to the average processing times for applications. This information may be available directly from the local authorities.