Dáil Éireann - Volume 629 - 12 December, 2006
Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.
Mr. Coveney Mr. Coveney
Mr. Coveney asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of extra housing units that will be completed in 2007 on foot of the 10% increase in the local authority and social housing programme in the Estimates 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42531/06]
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
Mr. N. Ahern: It is estimated that more than 7,000 households will benefit in 2007 from new social housing provided by local authorities and the voluntary and co-operative housing sector and through long-term contractual commitments for new supply under RAS. In addition, further households will benefit from the implementation of RAS involving contractual arrangements with landlords for existing properties transferring from rent supplement. The funding available in 2007 will support the first year of an accelerated programme of social housing in accordance with the commitments in Towards 2016; in all, the needs of some 60,000 households will be addressed in the 2007-2009 period.
Dáil Éireann 629 Written Answers. Local Authority Housing.