Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statements 2020: Housing Agency
Financial Statements 2021: Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority
Chapter 7: Housing Agency Revolving Acquisition Fund
Section 2 Report – Unauthorised Release of Funds from the Central Fund of the Exchequer

9:30 am

Mr. Bob Jordan:

Under the enhanced defective concrete blocks grant scheme, the homeowner applies to the local authority. The local authorities remain out front. Our job will be to act as agents of the local authorities in the assessment of applications to ensure that they meet the damage threshold, sampling and testing the homes, determining the appropriate remediation option, and recommending the maximum grant amount to the local authority, which will then inform the homeowner of the amount of the grant.

On the logistics of it, we now have a regional office in County Donegal, which is equidistant between the Inishowen Peninsula-----