Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (92)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

92. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of non-Part V houses purchased by location in 2019 and to date in 2020; the cost; the developer; the housing mix; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23059/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department publishes comprehensive statistics on a quarterly basis on all social housing delivery activity under Rebuilding Ireland. This is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link:

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

Acquisition information for each year of Rebuilding Ireland can be found at the following link: https://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/attachments/social_housing_output_overview_2016-to-q4_2019_.xlsx 

Detailed acquisition information for each Local Authority can be found at the following link https://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/attachments/1c1-la-acq-by-area-q4.xlsx

Expenditure on acquisitions in 2019 totalled over €495 million. It should be noted that acquisition recoupment claims may not be received from Local Authorities in the same year the unit was acquired.

The precise mix of property types acquired is a matter for each Local Authority based on local requirements and opportunities and the granular details in terms of individual developers or vendors would be held at local level.

The Programme for Government, identifies the need to avoid over-concentration of particular housing types in areas, by requiring local authorities to complete housing need and demand assessments to inform delivery of an appropriate mix of housing typologies to cater for the needs of diverse household types and sizes. 

In terms of social housing delivery data to date in 2020, data gathering and collation was impacted by COVID-19, where the focus was on maintaining the essential housing services. The data collection and collation process has since resumed and social housing statistics for Q1 and Q2 2020 will be published together.