Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Policy

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Louth, Labour)
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144. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he plans to review the income thresholds for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; his views on the case of a person (details supplied); his further views on whether the scheme should be amended to accommodate cases such as this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17800/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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Single applicants for the loan must not be earning greater than €50,000 gross per annum. These income limits are unchanged from the previous local authority loan offerings.

Loan applicants who are dissatisfied with a loan application decision of a local authority Credit Committee can usually appeal the decision to the local authority. However if someone does not meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme they cannot appeal the decision.

The new Programme for Government ”Our Shared Future" contains a commitment to expand the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan. Officials in my Department are currently reviewing the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan on this basis.


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