Thursday, 24 June 2021
Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions
I acknowledge that Deputy Carey has consistently raised this issue over the past number of months. It is important and, like him, I can see vulnerable people coming into clinics who need support and assistance with social housing. The review is ongoing. The review will be done in the context of the Affordable Housing Bill and its impact. Current schemes include the direct build scheme, the shared equity scheme, and increasing Part V numbers to 20% for social and affordable housing. The Land Development Agency will deliver social, affordable and cost-rental housing at scale. We will hopefully complete this review to assess the impact of those when the legislation passes the Oireachtas. I can see that issues with different local authority bands raise a significant issue with Clare and Limerick, as Deputy Carey rightly acknowledged. We are working hard on this and we will hopefully complete the review later this year.