New build social housing units
To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government the first and full-year cost above current capital plan expenditure allocations of achieving 10,000,11,000,12,000,13,000,14,000 and 15,000 intervals of new build social housing units, respectively.
The National Development Plan 2018-2027 provides for the delivery of 112,000 new social homes over the next decade, supported by capital funding of €11.6 billion. These 112,000 new social homes will be delivered through a range of mechanisms, including build, acquisitions and long term leasing.
It should be noted that the delivery of the 112,000 new social housing homes over the next decade does not include housing supports that will be provided to households under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme or the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS). HAP and RAS will continue to offer additional flexible housing solutions across the period to 2021 ensuring that, over the lifetime of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, over 138,000 households will have their housing need met.
The specific capital allocations underpinning the various social housing delivery programmes, including new build programmes, for each year out to 2027 will be determined in the context of the annual estimates process. Without knowing the specific blend of additional delivery proposed, it would be not be possible to provide the estimated costs requested by the Deputy.
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