Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (265)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

265. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average monthly payment under the social housing current expenditure programme (leasing) for each quarter of 2019 to date; the average social housing current expenditure programme (leasing) 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. [48349/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP) supports the delivery of social housing by providing financial support to local authorities for the long term leasing of houses and apartments from a range of different sources including Repair and Leasing, Enhanced Leasing and Long-term leasing. In addition, SHCEP supports the current costs of dwellings delivered by AHBs under my Department's Build and Acquisition Programmes under the Capital Advance Loan Facility (CALF) and Housing Agency Acquisitions (HAA) programme. The SHCEP budget for 2019 is just under €155 million.

Data on the total number of contractual agreements held by local authorities and supported by my Department from SHCEP is published on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision .

Data in relation to the average monthly cost for dwellings delivered under leasing, and the total number of leased dwellings funded under SHCEP, for Q1 and Q2 2019, are set out in the following table. Data for Q3 2019 is being col

lated and will be available shortly.

Table: Average Lease Cost and Total Leased Dwellings Q1 and Q2 2019

LA

Average Monthly Lease Payment – Q1 2019

Total Operational Leased Dwellings – Q1 2019

Average Monthly Lease Payment – Q2 2019

Total Operational Leased Dwellings – Q2 2019

Carlow

€566

134

€566

134

Cavan

€524

33

€528

34

Clare

€619

336

€625

346

Cork City

€743

247

€757

253

Cork County

€728

981

€729

984

DLR

€1,202

189

€1,202

189

Donegal

€528

286

€528

286

Dublin City

€950

749

€955

756

Fingal

€873

537

€886

554

Galway City

€940

208

€940

209

Galway County

€626

70

€630

71

Kerry

€642

305

€659

298

Kildare

€742

231

€805

234

Kilkenny

€652

79

€649

84

Laois

€610

225

€610

225

Leitrim

€492

15

€492

15

Limerick

€684

94

€682

106

Longford

€578

100

€578

100

Louth

€707

369

€707

369

Mayo

€630

173

€636

192

Meath

€688

163

€696

170

Monaghan

€536

51

€535

54

Offaly

€646

256

€650

257

Roscommon

€476

14

€513

22

Sligo

€660

61

€660

61

South Dublin

€1,183

646

€1,183

646

Tipperary

€602

421

€603

443

Waterford

€553

260

€547

265

Westmeath

€673

362

€674

384

Wexford

€581

197

€582

204

Wicklow

€871

40

€877

43

Overall

€753

7,832

€757

7,988

*Note - operational units are units that are being claimed for by local authorities and actively funded by SHCEP.