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Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Provision

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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580. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the final social, affordable purchase and affordable cost rental output for 2021, in tabular form. [2032/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on a quarterly basis on all social housing delivery activity. This data is available to the end of Q3 2021 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/. 

In relation to affordable homes for purchase and rent, the provisions of the Affordable Housing Act 2021 establish the basis for two new affordable purchase schemes and a cost rental scheme.  The Government’s Housing for All strategy set targets for the delivery of 36,000 affordable purchase including 18,000 Cost Rental homes in the period from 2022 to 2030. Programme level statistics for affordable delivery will be published on a quarterly basis commencing this year.  

In relation to 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic, and associated closure and restrictions of construction sites, had significant impacts on the anticipated timelines for the delivery for Cost Rental Equity Loan (CREL) and Affordable Housing Fund (AHF, previously known as the Serviced Site Fund (SSF)) supported housing developments. However, 67 Cost Rental Units, supported by CREL were delivered during 2021.


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