Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Housing Grants.
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
586. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the funding he has provided for the provision of housing for persons with disabilities and persons leaving sheltered accommodation in Counties Sligo and Leitrim in 2002, 2003, 2004 and to date 2005; if this funding will be increased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30043/05]
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
Mr. N. Ahern:Under my Department’s voluntary housing capital assistance scheme, accommodation may be provided for persons with special needs such as the elderly, homeless or persons with disabilities. Funding of €238,642 was made available to Leitrim County Council in 2002 towards the provision of accommodation for persons with disabilities.
My Department also provides a combined allocation for local authorities for the administration of the disabled person’s and the essential repairs grant schemes. The disabled person’s grant scheme provides grant assistance for works necessary for the proper accommodation of disabled persons. The essential repairs grants scheme enables people in houses which cannot be made habitable in all respects at a reasonable costs, to have basic repairs carried out to them. The scheme is directed primarily at older persons living in poor housing conditions.
The funding provided for local authorities for the administration of these schemes is set out in the following table:
Question No. 587 answered with Question No. 175.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers. Housing Grants.