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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (321)

Michael Ring

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321. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the details of statistical information in relation to a scheme (details supplied) will be provided in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29325/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS) was developed to assist private property owners and local authorities or approved housing bodies (AHBs) to harness the accommodation potential that exists in vacant dwellings across Ireland. Subject to the suitability of the dwelling for social housing, the cost of the necessary repairs will be met upfront by the local authority or an AHB with the cost of the repairs being recovered from the property owner by offsetting it against the lease payment.

At end Q1 2021, a total of 247 dwellings had been brought back into use under the scheme across a range of dwelling types, including over the shop properties, former bedsits, city centre terraced houses, and one off rural dwellings.  The capital budget allocation for RLS in 2021 is €11 million, targeting the delivery of 170 homes.  

Data to end Q1 2021 in relation to dwellings delivered by each local authority is available on my Department's website at the following link:

www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/#repair-and-leasing-scheme-rls

Total funding drawn down under RLS for years 2017 to 2021, broken down by local authority is set out at the tables 1 and 2 below;

Table 1 - Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS) - Capital Spend 2017 – Q1 2021

LA

Spend - 2017

Spend - 2018

Spend - 2019

Spend - 2020

Spend Q1 2021

Carlow

€0

€67,983

€68,267

€1,433

0

Cork   County

€0

€0

€40,000

€80,000

0

DLR

€4,987

€0

€0

€0

0

Dublin   City

€0 

€39,044

€0

€0

0

Fingal

€0

€0

€40,000

€146,315

0

Kerry

€0

€0

€0

€120,000

€40,000

Kildare

€0

€0

€36,008

€0

0

Kilkenny

€0

€24,000

€0

€0

0

Laois

€0

€0

€0

€7,753

0

Limerick

€0

€207,174

€80,000

€221,800

€40,000

Longford

€0

€0

€28,768

€0

0

Louth

€0

€0

€0

€40,000

€80,000

Mayo

€0

€0

€62,076

€280,000

0

Meath

€0

€8,698

€0

€0

€19,034

Monaghan

€0

€25,000

€20,000

€54,414

0

Roscommon

€0

€27,222

€0

€40,000

0

Tipperary

€0

€33,789

€0

€0

0

Waterford

€191,398

€1,106,739

€1,183,054

€1,199,054

€87,407

Westmeath

€0

€35,000

€0

€0

0

Wexford

€0

€38,458

€278,948

€234,513

€40,000

 

€196,385

€1,613,107

€1,837,121

€2,425,282

€306,441

 Table 2 - Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS) Current spend 2017 -Q1 2021.

LA

Spend -   2017

Spend -   2018

Spend -   2019

Spend -   2020

Spend Q1 2021

Carlow

€0

€2,270

€11,764

€14,255

€3,554

Cork County

€0

€0

€426

€9,962

€4,503

DLR

€8,809

€21,582

€21,642

€21,582

€5,381

Dublin City

€0

€0

€22,851

€35,446

0

Kildare

€0

€0

€8,159

€23,687

€1,436

Kilkenny

€0

€5,761

€19,050

€9,919

€2,473

Laois

0

0

0

0

€9,254

Limerick

€0

€39,167

€78,027

€126,241

€39,261

Longford

€0

€0

€34,473

€26,886

€6,703

Louth

€0

€0

€3,773

€9,304

0

Mayo

€0

€0

€4,658

€13,831

 €24,573

Meath

€0

€18,940

€15,754

€15,711

0

Monaghan

€0

€12,174

€25,679

€27,934

€11,224

Roscommon

€0

€7,145

€6,708

€24,290

€4,580

Tipperary

€0

€0

€9,544

€4,468

0

Waterford

€17,371

€103,150

€338,544

€426,511

0

Westmeath

€0

€2,115

€4,276

€10,906

€1,132

Wexford

€4,009

€67,641

€87,524

€82,225

€91,274

 

€30,189

€279,945

€692,852

€883,158

€205,348

 

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