Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
I thank the Deputy for the question. We have given local authorities the resources, policy and funding to increase dramatically the stock of social housing. That is happening in some local authorities, but not every local authority is working to the same speed. We have not yet met with Deputy Smyth's local authority to agree the targets for next year. We are in the process of doing that currently.
In the beginning of January I will publish what was achieved this year by each local authority and set the target for 2019. We will be ambitious with the targets because we have the funding for next year. More money will be spent next year on housing than has ever been spent by a Government in one year. We will do that next year with each local authority.