Written answers

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Issues

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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268. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of capital investment allocated to social housing over the past ten-year period, 2011 to 2021, in tabular form. [27659/21]

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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269. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social houses affordable or council built over the past ten-year period 2011 to 2021, in tabular form. [27660/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 268 and 269 together.

My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on social housing delivery activity. This data includes details on the number of social houses built between 2010 - 2020 and is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/.

Information on the number of affordable houses delivered between 2010 – 2020 can also be found on the statistics page of my Department’s website at the following link:www.gov.ie/en/collection/fd048-affordable-housing-and-part-v-statistics/

In relation to funding, my Department provides both capital and current funding for a wide range of programmes and supports to assist households with their housing needs. This includes funding for the delivery of new social homes through build, acquisition and leasing mechanisms, targeted supports to meet the housing needs of specific groups and programmes to support households within their existing housing through a range of improvement, upgrading and adaptation works.

In relation to capital investment, the capital expenditure by my Department for the delivery of housing programmes in each of the years 2011 to 2020 and the capital budget for 2021 is set out in the table below.

Year Capital Funding€m
2011 485
2012 397
2013 295
2014 300
2015 430
2016 542
2017 836
2018 1,309
2019 1,523
2020 1,469
2021 Budget 2,031

It should be noted that unit delivery and expenditure do not always occur in the same year and units delivered under phased programmes may span more than one year.

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