Minister Murphy publishes Local Authority
Social Housing Outputs and Delivery Targets 2018-2021

Minister Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government today published social housing delivery targets for local authorities for 2018-2021.

In the latter part of 2017, Minister Murphy secured significant additional funding to increase the overall level of ambition under Rebuilding Ireland in the period to 2021, and also signalled a rebalancing of the strands of delivery towards construction projects.  Overall, the Government has now committed €6 billion to support the accelerated delivery of 50,000 additional social housing homes by end 2021, through build (33,500), acquisition (6,500) and leasing (10,000) programmes.

One of the key outcomes of the second Housing Summit with local authority Chief Executives held earlier this year was a commitment to drive greater transparency and accountability at individual local authority level on the delivery of the targets under Rebuilding Ireland. On foot of a detailed process of engagement since then between the Minister’s Department and individual local authorities, the Minister has now advised all local authorities of their minimum Social Housing Targets both for 2018 and also for the multi-annual period to 2021.

“Under the targets I have announced today, a minimum of 40,700 homes will be delivered during the 4 year period to end-2021, including over 7,800 this year alone.  Taking account of the progress already made in 2016 and 2017, this will ensure that the 50,000 target will be met, signalling this Government’s unwavering commitment to a significantly expanded social housing programme”, the Minister commented. In addition, the Housing Assistance Payment and Rental Accommodation Schemes will continue to play an important part in meeting social housing needs; some 18,000 households targeted for support under these schemes in 2018.

The latest figures relating to Rebuilding Ireland’s progress and targets are available at the link below:

Rebuilding Ireland – Progress and Targets