Minister Murphy publishes Social Housing
Construction Status Report Q4 2017

Minister Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government today published the Quarter 4 2017 Social Housing Construction Projects Status Report, which sets out the significant progress made to date in advancing the construction pipeline.

The significant expansion of the social housing build programme is evident in the Q4 2017 Construction Status report which the Minister published today.  At end-2017, 2,592 homes were completed, 3,646 were under construction and 1,912 further homes were about to go on site, with the remainder progressing through the various stages of planning, design and procurement. The programme includes 846 schemes (or phases) at the end of last year, delivering over 13,400 homes – a very substantial increase on the 8,430 homes in the programme a year earlier.

Minister Murphy stated:

“The building of new social housing homes by local authorities and approved housing bodies is ramping up dramatically as we can see in this construction report. These numbers don’t include new builds under Part V, voids, acquisitions or long term leases so the actual stock of new social housing coming on stream is even greater than this.”