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Dáil Question on additional funding for Housing Aid for Older Persons Scheme – 17th November

Question No. 563

Chun an Aire Comhshaoil, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil:
To the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government:

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if additional funding will be made available to the local authorities for the Housing Aid for Older Persons Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Anthony Lawlor.

For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 17th November, 2015.

Ref No: 40271/15

REPLY Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Alan Kelly)
A total funding allocation for 2015 of €50.5m nationally was made for the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability , an increase of 10% on the previous year . M y Department is in ongoing contact with local authorities regarding these schemes and opportunities will be taken, if they arise, for redistribution of funding between authorities that have varying levels of grant activity.