Written answers

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Provision

Photo of Kathleen FunchionKathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein)
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89. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will address a matter in relation to a site in Kilmacow, County Kilkenny (details supplied). [59145/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The Housing for All Strategy delivers on the Programme for Government commitment to step up housing supply and put affordability at the heart of the housing system, with an ambitious target of 300,000 homes over the next decade for social, affordable and cost rental, private rental and private ownership housing.

Measures to deliver this housing are supported by over €4 billion in funding annually, representing the highest ever level of Government investment in building social and affordable housing.  54,000 affordable homes interventions will be delivered between now and 2030 to be facilitated by local authorities, Approved Housing Bodies, the Land Development Agency and through a strategic partnership between the State and retail banks.

The delivery of affordable housing, in accordance with the schemes set out in the Affordable Housing Act, 2021 and the funding being made available, will be underpinned by local authorities' Housing Delivery Action Plans. Local authorities, including Kilkenny County Council, will be submitting their Plans to me, to include social and affordable housing, before the end of December 2021. This will allow each local authority to assess the level of demand with affordability constraint in their area based on the Housing Need and Demand Assessment and plan provision accordingly.

Separately and as announced in Housing for All, a Croí Cónaithe (Towns) scheme is in development and is expected to support homeownership in towns around the country by making available serviced sites in towns for housing construction or providing support towards the refurbishment of vacant properties where the level of vacancy or dereliction is high.  A pathfinder programme will be initiated later this year, to facilitate the making available of some 2,000 sites for homes by 2025. 


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