Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (398)

Cormac Devlin


398. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of sheltered housing complexes that have been supported or supplied by his Department over the past ten years which provided accommodation for the elderly and those with a mental or physical disability by year in tabular form; his plans for the future of these schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27001/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The main funding scheme under which my Department supports the delivery of sheltered type housing, is the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS). Under this scheme, capital funding of up to 100% of project costs may be advanced by local authorities to Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) to provide housing for specific categories of housing need, with a particular focus on housing for older people, people with a disability, and people who are homeless. 

The number of houses delivered under CAS each year in each local authority area, can be seen 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.

In addition to CAS, housing for older people or for people with disabilities may be delivered by local authorities by way of their own housing stock, through the development of new mobility friendly housing by the local authorities or by AHBs using my Department's Capital Advance Leasing Facilities scheme, statistics for which are also available on the same website.