Minister Murphy Publishes Social Housing Construction Status Report for Q2 2019

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy today (18 September 2019) published the Social Housing Construction Status Report, which demonstrates positive progress made advancing national Local Authority and Approved Housing Body new-build construction projects.

The latest Construction Status Report shows that:

  • There are 6,439 social homes are currently onsite nationwide.
  • There were 143 additional schemes on site across the country at the end of Q2 2019 than at the end of Q1 2019.
  • The number of schemes on site at the end of Q2 2019 (1,559) is nearly 50% higher than at the end of Q2 2018 (1,067).
  • The number of homes expected to yield from these schemes is up more than 8% from 20,324 to 22,139.

The delivery of these homes along with the additional 8,387 homes in the pipeline will substantially aid the continued reduction in the number of households on social housing waiting lists.

These numbers continue to decline with a 5% reduction of households on the waiting lists between 2018 and 2019 and a 26% reduction since 2016.

This progress has been possible due to the strong delivery under Rebuilding Ireland with 84,147 homes now delivered under the programme since 2016.

Delivery has exceeded its targets in each year of the Rebuilding Ireland to date and at the end of Q2, over 12,000 households have been supported to meet their housing needs, or 44% of the target of 27,360 for the year.

 

Download: Full Q2 2019 Construction Status Report