Written answers

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Local Authority Housing

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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67. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress to date in the work of the high level housing delivery group with particular reference to building as many direct build local authority houses as possible in the shortest possible time period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23507/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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Increasing the supply of public, social and affordable homes is priority of this Government. The Programme for Government includes a commitment to deliver 50,000 new social homes with a focus on new build homes. This commitment was underpinned by investment of €3.3bn towards housing programmes in Budget 2021. Subject to the impact of COVID-19, this investment will fund delivery of 12,750 new social homes. Later this year we will be publishing a new Housing Strategy, Housing for All, to set out our ambition to deliver more homes across all tenures. The delivery of more affordable and social homes will be a key focus in the Plan.

The High Level Housing Delivery Group provides a forum for engagement with key housing delivery partners and to provide input on the implementation of the commitments on housing delivery in the Programme for Government. The membership of the Group consists of representatives from the City and County Management Association, the Housing Agency, the Housing Delivery Coordination Office, Approved Housing Bodies and the Irish Council for Social Housing. The Group provides a useful forum for engagement with key stakeholders on housing delivery issues.


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