Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (60)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

60. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of direct build and new local authority houses rented to tenants in each of the past four years to date by county; the number of houses purchased by each local authority for allocation to tenants in the same period; the number of houses acquired by local authorities for such allocation under Part V; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51826/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Rebuilding Ireland will deliver over 50,000 new social homes by the end of 2021 through a combination of Build, Acquisition and Leasing. In 2019 alone, 10,000 new social homes will be delivered utilising these methods, including 6,545 build homes delivered by Local Authorities nationwide, in partnership with Approved Housing Bodies.

My Department publishes comprehensive quarterly statistics in a range of formats across multiple platforms. On the Department's website, comprehensive data on social housing delivery can be viewed and downloaded, including information on build by Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies, as well as information on social homes delivered through Part V and Acquisitions. This information can be accessed at https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

More granular detail on build activity is available on the Quarterly Social Housing Construction Status Report (CSR) which is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website and can be accessed at https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

It should be noted that the process for tenanting these homes, and the day to day re-tenanting of existing stock, is solely the responsibility of each local authority.