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Housing, Local Government and Heritage | Number of persons currently on the Kildare local authority housing list

To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage the estimated number of persons on the Kildare local authority housing list at present; the likelihood of having their housing need met in the short-term; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Details on the number of households qualified for social housing support in each local authority area is provided in the annual Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA). The most recently published summary for all counties, conducted in November 2021, is available at:

The 2022 SSHA will be published shortly.

Under Housing for All, some 47,600 new build social homes will be delivered in the period 2022-2026, with a further 3,500 social homes provided through long-term leasing. Social housing delivery targets have been provided to all local authorities for the period, including 2,068 new build social homes and 348 social homes through long-term leasing for Kildare County Council.

While the oversight and management of the housing waiting list, including the allocation of tenancies, is a matter solely for Kildare County Council, I expect the delivery of these homes to contribute significantly to meeting the accommodation needs of households on the Council’s waiting list.

Kildare County Council’s Housing Delivery Action Plan is available on the Council’s website at this link:

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