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Housing; Local Government and Heritage | Local and national housing developments and waiting lists

To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage the extent to which housing developments are in-hand in each local authority throughout the country, as well as in County Kildare, with a view to alleviating the waiting list for local-authority and affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage the number of houses allocated to each local authority throughout the country including County Kildare by way of Part 5 arising from private ongoing developments; the extent to which this has reduced numbers on waiting lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Housing for All is the Government’s plan to increase the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 per year over the next decade. Housing for All is supported by an investment package of over €4bn per annum, through an overall combination of €12bn in direct Exchequer funding, €3.5bn in funding through the Land Development Agency (LDA) and €5bn funding through the Housing Finance Agency.

In September 2021, I issued social housing targets to each local authority for the period 2022-2026. The targets for Kildare County Council include the delivery of 2,068 new build social homes, 348 social homes through long-term leasing and 226 affordable homes between 2022 and 2026.  

A key action under Housing for All was the preparation of Housing Delivery Action Plans by local authorities. These Plans set out details of social and affordable housing delivery over the period 2022-2026, in line with targets set under Housing for All.  The plans have been published on the relevant websites of the local authorities. 

My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on a quarterly basis on social housing delivery activity, including Part V delivery. This data is available to the end of Quarter 1 2022, and is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link:

My Department also publishes the Social Housing Construction Status Report (CSR). The CSR provides details of social housing developments that have been completed, are under construction or are progressing through the various stages of the design and tender processes. The most recent publication was for Quarter 1 2022 and is available at the following link: A version of the CSR file can also be downloaded for analysis at the link below: Social Housing Construction Status Report Q1 2022 – Dataset – Dept of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Under Housing for All, the Government will deliver 54,000 affordable homes between now and 2030, to be facilitated by local authorities, Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), the LDA and through a strategic partnership between the State and retail banks.

2022 represents the first year of a very ambitious programme of delivery of affordable housing. Significant funding has been secured and is being made available to support delivery of affordable housing for purchase or for cost rental by local authorities, AHB’s and by the LDA. Local authorities have been asked to begin collating information on delivery of affordable homes in their area in the same manner as is currently done for social housing. It is intended that information on delivery across all delivery streams will be gathered by my Department and I expect that my Department will be in a position to begin reporting on affordable delivery in national quarterly delivery statistics later this year. 

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