Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Social and Affordable Housing Maintenance
1190. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when funding will be provided to local authorities to carry out necessary remedial works (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2699/20]
My Department has been providing funding support under the Social Housing Insulation Retrofitting Programme to local authorities since 2013, for insulation and energy efficiency works to their social housing stock.
The programme is implemented in two phases: Phase 1 is a shallow retrofit and ensures that the entire social housing stock has, as a minimum, cavity wall and attic insulation. Phase 2 is a deep retrofit and focuses on the fabric upgrade works to those dwellings with solid/hollow block wall construction and also provides for heating upgrades (including upgrades to boilers, or a heat pump to replace the existing boiler).
The funding provided to date under this programme is €151million and has seen over 71,000 units of social housing stock receive upgrades. A more detailed breakdown of this expenditure is set out on my Department’s website at the following link: .
Funding support will continue in 2020 for this programme with a budget of €25million, as provided for in Budget 2020. It is the local authorities' own responsibility to select their properties for inclusion in the programme and to determine the works that are necessary.