Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Adaptation Grant

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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1384. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the level of funding provided to Westmeath and Longford county councils for the housing adaptation grant and grant for older persons in the past four years. [6895/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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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 €73.75 million being made available for 2020. 

Information for the years 2016-2018, showing the numbers of grants funded and the amounts provided to Westmeath and Longford County Councils, is available on my Department’s website at the following link:

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The following table contains details of the 2019 exchequer funding drawn down by both Councils for the grants up to 31 December 2019. The amounts shown for exchequer drawdown are topped up by each local authority's own 20% contribution.

Local Authority  Exchequer Drawdown to 31 December 2019
Longford  €575,984
Westmeath  €1,043,669

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