Written answers

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Approved Housing Bodies

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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677. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of financial support provided to an association (details supplied) in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25474/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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My Department provides local authorities with a range of funding programmes that support the provision of social housing by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs). These programmes include supporting the provision of new homes using capital funding, and long-term leasing and rental arrangements using current funding. In each case, the contractual arrangements are between the local authority and the AHBs and my Department recoups to local authorities the eligible payments paid to AHBs in accordance with the various schemes and their conditions. My Department does not provide funding directly to AHBs as financial support for their development or operations.

I understand that the AHB referred to by the Deputy provides accommodation as social housing under the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS). The management of individual properties is a matter for each individual local authority in accordance with the contractual arrangements entered into in respect of each property. Further details in this regard in relation to the AHB concerned may be obtained from Galway County Council.


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