Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (87)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

87. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the new build targets set by Galway City Council and Galway County Councils in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number built by each local authority in each of the years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51820/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Social Housing Strategy (SHS), which was the precursor to Rebuilding Ireland, set social housing delivery targets, on a local authority basis, for the period 2015 to 2017. Over this period, local authorities were tasked with the delivery of some 23,000 social housing supports, with an investment commitment of over €1.5 billion.

The table below sets out the 2015-2017 targets for Galway, as issued in April 2015, under the SHS:

Capital

Current

Total

Galway City Council

136

382

518

Galway County Council

144

464

608

It should be noted that the targets set under the SHS were not disaggregated into build, acquisition, leasing, HAP and RAS. Therefore, they are not readily comparable with the targets and outputs set under Rebuilding Ireland. However, details of social housing delivery for each local authority in the years 2015 to 2017 have been published on my Department's website and are available at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

Under Rebuilding Ireland, a target was set to deliver 50,000 social housing homes nationally over the 6 years of the Action Plan, supported by funding which is now well over €6 billion.

In 2018, I published targets for the period 2018-2021, broken down by local authority, which are available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link:

https://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-delivery-targets-for-local-authorities-2018-2021/.

Delivery outputs are also published, on a quarterly basis, and these are available on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.