Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Social and Affordable Housing

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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1326. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of new social housing units delivered via SHCEP in 2019; the number of units by type of lease involved (details supplied); and the average cost of the lease by lease type in tabular form. [5731/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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The Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP) supports the delivery of social housing by providing financial support to local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) for the leasing of houses and apartments. The SHCEP budget funds the ongoing current costs of homes delivered using a variety of different delivery mechanisms through the Housing Leasing Programmes under Rebuilding Ireland, including:

- Leasing -Direct and Enhanced Leasing, AHB and Private Mortgage to Rent (MTR), the Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS);

- Build - Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) Build, CALF Part V, Part V Lease; and

- Acquisition - CALF Acquisition, Housing Agency Acquisitions (HAA).

Dwellings made available under the programme are used to accommodate households from local authority waiting lists.

A total of 4,365 homes were delivered under schemes funded by SHCEP in 2019. Details of the number of homes delivered in 2019 by scheme, together with the average annual cost of each lease type, are set out in the following Table. The average cost is calculated based on claims for operational new units submitted by local authorities and recorded on the Department’s SHCEP financial management system at end 2019. 

Table: SHCEP Delivery and Average Lease Cost 2019

Dwellings Delivered Average Annual Cost by Lease Type
LA lease from private owner (including Enhanced Leasing) 739 €10,696
AHB Lease from private owner 129 €8,349
MTR (AHB and Private) 214 €10,144
AHB NAMA SPV 3 €16,726
RLS (LA and AHB) 76 €5,666
CALF Build 2,032 €12,835
Part V 733 €14,534
CALF Acquisition 247 €11,745
HAA 192 €12,484
Total 4,365 €12,197

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