Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Schemes

Photo of Thomas GouldThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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195. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of the scheme reported in January 2022 to provide a grant of €20,000 to €30,000 to those renovating derelict or long-term vacant properties to live in. [24013/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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Housing for All (published in September 2021) provides a new housing plan for Ireland to 2030 with the overall objective that every citizen in the State should have access to good quality homes through a steady supply of housing in the right locations, with economic, social and environmental sustainability built into the system. The strategy sets out, over four pathways, a broad suite of measures to achieve its policy objectives together with a financial commitment of in excess of €4 billion per annum.

The suite of measures under the pathway to addressing vacancy and efficient use of existing stock includes the Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund which will be delivered by local authorities for the provision of serviced sites for housing, to attract people to build their own homes and to support the refurbishment of vacant properties, enabling people to live in small towns and villages, in a sustainable way.

Work in relation to the operation of the Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund is at an advanced stage, including determining the scope and appropriate timeframes, and it will be launched shortly.

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