Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (91)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

91. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number houses that were leased by location in the 2019 and 2020, in tabular form; the entity that purchased or leased the houses; the developer; the cost involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23058/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In 2019, 1,161 homes were delivered under the Social Housing Leasing Programme and, of those, 812 were delivered by the relevant local authority and 349 by an approved housing body. A breakdown of leasing delivery in 2019, by location and entity, is set out in Table 1 below. Leasing delivery data for 2020 is being collated at present and will be published on my Department's website as soon as that process is finalised. Details of the developer involved in each social housing leasing project are not held by my Department and that level of granular detail would be kept at local level.

However, the total expenditure for leasing in 2019 and up to end August 2020, together with the average cost of a new unit in 2020, is set out in Table 2 below. There are some further claims due into my Department in respect of 2019 delivery. 

  Table 1: Leasing Delivery by Local Authority 2019

 

LA Leasing

AHB Leasing

Total Leasing

Carlow

6

2

8

Cavan

2

3

5

Clare

17

9

26

Cork   City

27

10

37

Cork   County

16

12

28

DLR

82

1

83

Donegal

21

18

39

Dublin   City

95

20

115

Fingal

64

21

85

Galway   City

0

2

2

Galway   County

50

4

54

Kerry

33

44

77

Kildare

1

23

24

Kilkenny

13

2

15

Laois

6

5

11

Leitrim

3

0

3

Limerick

28

22

50

Longford

5

3

8

Louth

22

21

43

Mayo

58

4

62

Meath

1

35

36

Monaghan

1

3

4

Offaly

16

16

32

Roscommon

15

1

16

Sligo

3

0

3

South   Dublin

35

14

49

Tipperary

24

11

35

Waterford

79

5

84

Westmeath

48

14

62

Wexford

35

8

43

Wicklow

6

16

22

Total

812

349

1,161

Table 2: Leasing Expenditure 2019 and 2020 

Total Leasing Expenditure 2019 

Total 2020 Leasing Expenditure to End August 2020

Average Annual Leasing Cost (New Unit) 2020 

€62,909,976

€34,620,518

 €13,222