Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2957)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

2957. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of houses built by local authorities in counties Kildare and Laois in each of the years 2013 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number planned to be built in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34012/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Details in relation to social housing new build delivery by local authorities, including Kildare and Laois, for the period 2013 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 each local authority area. 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 homes, which are currently approved and progressing through planning, design and construction, as well as homes delivered to end March 2019. This 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, can be found on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/social-housing-targets-2019/.