Written answers

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Policy

Photo of Thomas GouldThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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163. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department include units marked by local authorities as substantially complete in their quarterly Housing for All social housing delivery statistical updates. [11826/23]

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 social housing delivery activity in all local authorities. The published data is based on statistical returns submitted by each local authority to my Department. This data is available until the end of Quarter 3 2022 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/.

The statistics are collated by my Department based on statistical returns submitted by each of the local authorities. The process of gathering and collating social housing delivery statistics is managed by my Department’s Statistics and Data Analytics Unit (SDAU). A circular issues to local authorities each quarter requesting social housing delivery details and returns submitted by the local authorities are collated for publication.

For local authority new build, completion is when the keys have been handed over to the local authority and the ESB meter has been connected. For a local authority Turnkey, completion is the date the contract to purchase is signed.

CALF projects, both construction and turnkey, are typically considered delivered having regard to the effective date of the Payment and Availability Agreement, although in some instances the units will have been completed in advance of the agreement being signed.

The published output figures by my Department are based on the social housing units confirmed as completed on the statistical returns received from each local authority on a quarterly basis.


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