Written answers

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Grant Applications

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal, Independent)
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502. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the average length of time applications for housing and mobility grants are waiting in County Donegal; the number of persons granted housing and mobility grants for each year since 2016; the amount spent by Donegal County Council by year; the number of persons that were turned down applications for each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20696/19]

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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I recently announced funding for 2019 of €71.25 million nationally for the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, living in private houses. This included an allocation of €1,468,819 to Donegal County Council. Details on the number of grants paid and the amount spent since 2016 by all local authorities, including Donegal County Council, are available on my Department's website at the following link: .

The detailed administration of the grants including the assessment, approval and prioritisation of grants to applicants under the various grant measures, is the responsibility of the local authorities. My Department does not hold information in relation to waiting lists or unsuccessful applicants for individual local authorities. This information may be available directly from the local authorities.

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