Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Housing Adaptation Grant Data
505. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of funding allocated to each local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 for housing adaptation grants in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40721/19]
506. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of funding drawn down by each local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 for housing adaptation grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40722/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 505 and 506 together.
My Department provides funding to local authorities for the suite of Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability in respect of private houses, with funding of €71.25 million allocated for 2019. Information on the allocations to each local authority in respect of these grants for 2016 – 2019 is available on my Department’s website at the following links –
For 2016: www.housing.gov.ie/ministers-kelly-coffey-announce-5625-million-euro-improve-homes-older-people-and-people-disability.
For 2017: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/rebuilding-ireland/older-people/minister-coveney-announces-eu598million-improve-homes-older.
For 2018: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/minister-english-announces-eu6625-million-funding-improve-homes-older.
For 2019: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/older-people/minister-english-announces-eu7125-million-funding-improve.
Information for the years 2016-2018, showing the numbers of grants funded and the amounts provided to each local authority, is also available on my Department’s website at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics.
The following table contains details of the 2019 exchequer funding drawn down by local authorities for the grants up to the end of September this year. These amounts do not necessarily represent what each local authority has spent, as funding may have been spent but not yet claimed from my Department. Also, the amounts shown for exchequer draw down, are topped up by each local authority's own 20% contribution.
|Local Authority||Exchequer Drawdown to 30 Sept 2019|
Over the course of each year, my Department works closely with all local authorities, to monitor spend and to achieve a full drawdown of the available funding. As the year progresses, any underspend is redistributed to those local authorities with high levels of grant activity who sought additional funding.