Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
343. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons on housing waiting lists who have a disability recorded on their application, for each local authority, between 1 January 2015 and 1 December 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62822/21]
The Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA) published annually by the Housing Agency provide details on the number of households that qualify for social housing support in each local authority administrative area, including those with disabilities. The assessment is conducted on an annual basis since 2016, prior to which it was carried out once every three years with the last Summary under this approach having taken place in 2013.
The most recent summary, conducted in November 2020 outlines that 61,880 households were assessed as qualified for and being in need of social housing support including 4,000, or 6.5% of the total, whose application was made on the basis of a specific need based on disability.
It is important to note that the results of the assessments from 2013 to 2020 are directly comparable with each other as these summaries were carried out using a standardised methodology as specified by the Social Housing Assessment Regulations 2011 which came into effect on 1 April 2011.
The available assessments from 2016 to 2020 are accessible at the links below.