Written answers

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Data

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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225. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of long-term leasing agreements entered into by each of the Dublin local authorities for 2021 and for any other years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38923/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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While the Government’s objective is to focus strongly on local authority led build activity, long term leasing is an option available to local authorities to supplement delivery and secure high quality social housing on a long term basis.

The social housing leasing programme, which began in 2009, allows local authorities and approved housing bodies to lease suitable properties from private owners for periods of up to 25 years.

Local authorities lease dwellings taking account of local need, the suitability of dwellings, sustainable communities considerations and value for money. These properties are allocated to households on the social housing waiting list.

Data on social housing leasing delivery in respect of all local authorities to end Q1 2021 is published on my Department’s website at the following link:



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