Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Schemes

Photo of Cormac DevlinCormac Devlin (Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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261. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will provide an update on the mortgage allowance scheme which supports local authority tenants who surrender their home to purchase or self-build a new home; if he will provide details of the number of successful applications by local authority during the years 2016 to 2021, in tabular form; the details of the date of the last update to the rates of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32089/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The Mortgage Allowance scheme provides for an allowance of up to €11,450 payable over a 5 year period, to tenants or tenant purchasers of local authority housing, to assist them to purchase or have a private house built with a mortgage. The current rates are underpinned by the Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 2001 and have been in place since 1 January 2002. New applications are still being accepted by local authorities under the scheme, and further details are available on my Department's website at the following link:  

www.gov.ie/en/service/b66ea-mortgage-allowance-scheme/.

Details of the applications received and granted by local authority under the scheme are available on my Department's website at the following link:  

www.gov.ie/en/collection/fd048-affordable-housing-and-part-v-statistics/.

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