Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (651)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

651. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there are grants available for urgent roof repairs for a property owner that is on a very low income; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47286/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Funding is available from local authorities, with 80% exchequer support provided by my Department, for eligible applicants under the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability scheme, which assists people in private houses to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.  Under this scheme, the Housing Aid for Older People Grant provides up to €8,000 to assist older people, aged 66 and above, living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. Grant eligible works includes urgent roof repairs.

The detailed administration of the scheme, including the application, assessment, approval and payment of grants to applicants under the various measures, is the responsibility of the relevant local authority.