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Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 413.  Deputy Brian Walsh Information on Brian Walsh Zoom on Brian Walsh  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  if funding will be allocated to Galway City Council this year for the improvement and adaptation of the local authority’s social-housing stock for the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16640/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan Allocations under my Department’s Social Housing Investment Programme for 2012 were notified to local authorities last week. Under the programme, funding is provided for a range of measures to improve the standard and overall quality of the local authority housing stock. The allocation notified to Galway City Council included funding of €238,800 for the retrofitting of older social housing stock and €70,814 for the provision of necessary adaptations or extensions to meet the needs of tenants with a disability.

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