Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Social and Affordable Housing

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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357. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social housing units built directly by local authorities in 2019 and 2020; the projected number of such units for 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44539/20]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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My Department publishes a detailed quarterly breakdown of all social housing output on its website. This includes a full breakdown by local authority area, delivery type and funding programme. These statistics can be accessed at:

In 2019, 6,074 of the total of 10,007 social homes delivered were new build social homes, including 2,840 delivered by local authorities directly. Final output data for 2020 will be published in early 2021 following the necessary collation process.

Increasing the supply of social, affordable and private housing is a priority for this Government. Budget 2021 provides for an unprecedented level of funding to deliver housing next year with €3.3 billion available for housing delivery programmes. This funding will support the delivery of 12,750 social homes through Build, Acquisition and Leasing, including 9,500 new build homes.


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