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Housing Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 November 2021

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Ceisteanna (33)

Rose Conway-Walsh

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33. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of new build social homes that will be delivered in County Mayo in 2021 and 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55199/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Housing for All is the Government’s plan to increase the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 per year over the next decade. Under Housing for All, the Government will deliver 47,600 new build social homes in the period 2022-2026.  Individual targets for the delivery of social housing from 2022 -2026 have been provided to each local authority.

Details on social housing delivery for each local authority, across a range of delivery mechanisms, are included in the social housing statistics published by my Department. This data is available to the end of Quarter 2 2021 and is available on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/. 

A detailed Social Housing Construction Status Report is also published each quarter which provides scheme level detail on new build activity. The most recent publication covers the period up to the end of Quarter 2 2021 and is available on my Department's website at www.gov.ie/en/publication/d7709-social-housing-construction-projects-status-report-q2-2021/.  This data includes information for each local authority and includes a list of the individual projects that make up the new build programme for that local authority.

In the first six months of 2021, Mayo delivered 11 new build social homes and 31 leased homes. The construction shutdown due to Covid has had an impact on delivery but I have asked all local authorities to engage with developers, contractors and AHB delivery partners to take all possible measures to maximise delivery for the remainder of the year.

In 2022, Mayo has been set a target to deliver 90 new build social homes.  Under Housing for All, each local authority is required to develop a Housing Delivery Action Plan by December 2021.  These Plans will set out details on how and when local authorities will deliver their housing targets for the period 2022 - 2026.

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