Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (264)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

264. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average monthly rental accommodation scheme payments for each quarter of 2019 to date; the average monthly rental assistance scheme payment for each county; the number of recipients by county for each quarter of 2019 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48348/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) was established in 2004 and placed responsibility on local authorities to meet the accommodation needs of people in receipt of Rent Supplement for 18 months or longer, and who are assessed as having a long-term housing need. RAS provides a more structured, accommodation-based approach to the use of the private rented sector to meet long-term housing need, thereby eliminating dependence on temporary income support payments, i.e. rent supplement.

The following table sets out the average monthly and quarterly expenditure under RAS for Q1 and Q2 2019 and the number of RAS tenancies in place at the end of Q1 and Q2 2019, broken down by local authority area. Data in relation to Q3 is being collated.

RAS continues to be an effective and secure form of social housing support. While it remains a significant part of the suite of social housing options currently available to those who are assessed as being in need of housing support, its role as the replacement for Rent Supplement for these with a social housing need is now being increasingly fulfilled by the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme.

Local Authority

 RAS Average Expenditure per Month Q1 2019

Total Tenancies End Q1 2019

Average cost of Tenancy per Month Q1 2019

RAS Average Expenditure per Month Q2 2019

Total Tenancies End Q2 2019

Average cost of Tenancy per Month Q2 2019

Carlow Co. Cl. 

€328,990.00

499

€659.30

€293,342.25

493

€595.01

Cavan Co. Cl. 

€307,576.72

562

€547.29

€261,411.95

555

€471.01

Clare Co. Cl. 

€199,399.29

373

€534.58

€179,505.63

394

€455.60

Cork City Cl. 

€606,387.05

824

€735.91

€567,550.55

925

€613.57

Cork Co CL 

€502,933.19

857

€586.85

€439,033.41

732

€599.77

Donegal Co. Cl.

€180,298.64

547

€329.61

€143,410.29

547

€262.18

Dublin City Cl.

€1,510,850.87

1765

€856.01

€1,375,599.18

1719

€800.23

Dun/Rathdown

€568,011.70

1292

€439.64

€539,082.96

1261

€427.50

South Dublin Co. Cl.

€1,457,921.79

528

€2,761.22

€1,127,578.21

516

€2,185.23

Fingal Co. Cl.

€794,089.67

647

€1,227.34

€734,079.57

640

€1,147.00

Galway City Cl.

€267,445.48

421

€635.26

€229,527.31

412

€557.11

Galway Co Cl

€185,169.01

324

€571.51

€170,149.59

323

€526.78

Kerry Co. Cl.

€559,743.60

891

€628.22

€503,564.71

894

€563.27

Kildare Co. Cl.

€506,862.04

578

€876.92

€451,731.36

553

€816.87

Kilkenny Co. Cl.

€531,646.30

911

€583.59

€489,026.14

925

€528.68

Laois Co. Cl.

€112,427.22

218

€515.72

€100,090.99

214

€467.71

Leitrim Co. Cl.

€47,079.48

114

€412.98

€38,230.74

114

€335.36

Limerick City & Co. Cl.

€775,536.04

1145

€677.32

€713,136.35

1183

€602.82

Longford

€97,844.33

207

€472.68

€83,454.33

208

€401.22

Louth Co. Cl.

€57,427.31

120

€478.56

€47,837.22

120

€398.64

Mayo Co. Cl.

€428,793.52

808

€530.69

€387,805.22

816

€475.25

Meath Co. Cl.

€332,791.23

407

€817.67

€304,077.04

396

€767.87

Monaghan Co. Cl.

€91,304.87

215

€424.67

€81,375.54

209

€389.36

Offaly Co. Cl.

€80,461.14

130

€618.93

€74,746.92

132

€566.26

Roscommon Co. Cl

€199,933.38

404

€494.88

€171,984.41

400

€429.96

Sligo Co. Cl.

€271,945.33

541

€502.67

€231,239.70

525

€440.46

Tipperary Co. Cl. 

€556,743.99

1089

€511.24

€521,293.01

1087

€479.57

Waterford City & Co. Cl.

€341,403.28

675

€505.78

€268,117.29

667

€401.97

Westmeath Co.Cl.

€400,658.97

584

€686.06

€358,390.84

587

€610.55

Wexford Co.Cl.

€346,699.97

600

€577.83

€307,024.70

578

€531.18

Wicklow Co.Cl.

€443,342.33

421

€1,053.07

€399,463.63

395

€1,011.30

National Total

€13,091,717.74

18697

€700.20

€11,592,861.04

18520

€625.96