Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (643)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

643. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of homes delivered by approved housing bodies since 2015 under the CAS scheme; the number that were delivered for social housing; and the number delivered for non-social housing under the funding scheme. [47100/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Details of the number of homes delivered under CAS in each local authority area, are available on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/housing-statistics.

The most recent report sets out the position to the end of Quarter 2 of 2019. Details relating to delivery in Quarter 3 of 2019 will be published as soon as they are validated.

Under CAS, loans of up to 100% of the project capital costs may be advanced by local authorities to AHBs, or 95% where the Approved Housing Body (AHB) chooses to retain the right to nominate 25% of tenancies. Information relating to the tenanting of homes by persons nominated by AHBs would be available from local authorities who have nomination and consultation rights relating to the letting policies of AHBs. My Department does not have information on this tenanting, however we are aware that the big majority of newly constructed CAS homes were allocated to persons or families nominated directly by the local authority and those nominated by the AHBs would be in housing need and within the priority groups that CAS targets, namely elderly, people with disability and homeless people or families.