Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (2006)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

2006. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of units acquired under the buy and renew scheme by county; the expenditure by county per annum; the number of applications per annum since its inception by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36769/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Under my Department's Social Housing Investment Programme, funding is available to all local authorities to deliver additional social housing stock through the acquisition of new and previously owned houses/apartments for social housing use, including delivery through the Buy and Renew Scheme.

Since the Buy & Renew Scheme was introduced, local authorities have delivered over 430 new social homes under the scheme. Activity in this regard is largely delegated to local authorities so they can respond flexibly to all opportunities to provide new social housing. The following table sets out details of the number of homes acquired, and the associated costs, broken down by local authority.

Local Authority

2016/2017 Homes

Cost*

2018 Homes

Cost*

2019 Homes

Cost*

Carlow

1

€116,500

15

€1,875,607

3

€533,007

Cavan

0

€0

1

€178,038

0

€0

Clare

4

€666,468

16

€2,949,093

7

€1,317,977

Cork City

0

€0

27

€6,842,639

8

€1,925,471

Cork County

0

€0

3

€497,528

1

€217,163

DLR

12

€4,100,000

0

€0

1

€300,000

Dublin City

6

€2,004,752

20

€4,646,957

6

€1,318,533

Fingal

11

€2,433,561

19

€7,442,617

0

€0

Kerry

12

€1,782,501

21

€3,356,216

3

€492,889

Kildare

2

€697,678

1

€403,702

2

€453,343

Kilkenny

1

€251,971

0

€0

0

€0

Laois

3

€343,820

0

€0

1

€160,845

Leitrim

0

€0

5

€635,030

0

€0

Limerick

15

€3,109,126

31

€6,351,437

4

€1,011,758

Louth

0

€0

51

€7,616,000

0

€0

Meath

11

€2,244,499

17

€3,740,531

6

€1,250,674

Monaghan

0

€0

17

€2,456,700

2

€308,051

Offaly

4

€510,598

0

€0

0

€0

Roscommon

0

€0

0

€0

1

€123,830

Sligo

0

€0

1

€155,486

0

€0

Tipperary

1

€123,250

9

€1,258,015

0

€0

Waterford

29

€1,998,258

4

€622,316

6

€423,896

Westmeath

0

€0

2

€229,538

0

€0

Wexford

0

€0

6

€643,296

3

€371,573

*Costs include costs of refurbishment (estimated in certain cases pending receipt of final claims from local authorities)

Question No. 2007 answered with Question No. 2001.