Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Approved Housing Bodies

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

353. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of his plans for getting approved housing bodies off-balance sheet following the EUROSTAT decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44018/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

My Department is currently engaging with Approved Housing Body (AHB) sector representatives and examining, in detail, proposals which were put forward as a possible means to achieve reclassification.  In this regard, my Department met with the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) on 16 October and is scheduled to meet with the Housing Alliance on 7 November.

The proposals are complex as they cut across a wide range of social housing policy issues and will require extensive analysis. These engagements are helping to establish a pathway to consider the range of issues involved.

As part of the process, my Department will also liaise with the Department of Finance and the CSO to ensure any new or additional information can be brought forward for consideration.


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.