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Stanley, Brian

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Approved Housing Bodies

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the terms of the payment and availability scheme for approved housing bodies; and the amount paid out to housing bodies under the scheme.More Button

The payment and availability scheme for approved housing bodies is one of the schemes introduced by the Government to try to increase housing supply. Little is known about it, but it has been in o...More Button

The Minister of State provided some detail on how the subvention to approved housing bodies from local authorities is working. Is it a contra item? In other words, is the local authority reimburs...More Button

He mentioned that 6,034 homes were delivered under the scheme. Over what period did that take place? The scheme is very beneficial. The approved housing bodies are doing very well from it and ...More Button

The problem is that local authorities have very little say in any of this, apart from passing the budget every year for the payment and availability scheme. That is the reality which the Minister ...More Button

As rents continue to escalate over the next year or two because we do not have rent controls, so will differential rents, meaning that the flow of cash out of public funds on a payment and availa...More Button

Elected members have no say in the matter.More Button

Rent Controls

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the actions he is taking to alleviate the escalating rents in the private rental sector in counties Laois and Offaly.More Button