Written answers

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Local Authorities

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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525. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of funding that was provided to a local authority (details supplied) in 2021 for specific grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1441/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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My Department provides funding under the suite of Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, to assist people in private houses to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs. The grants include the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability, the Mobility Aids Grant and the Housing Aid for Older People, each of which are 80% funded by my Department, with a 20% contribution from the resources of the local authority. The administration funding of the schemes, including assessment, approval and prioritisation, is the responsibility of local authorities. Local authorities receive an overall allocation, with the responsibility for the apportionment between the three schemes being a matter for each authority given their knowledge of local need.

Details of the allocations and drawdowns for all local authorities up to 2021, are available on my Department's website at the following link:  



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