Council allocate some of the additional resources in housing to actively pursue landlords for the RAS scheme.

My first motion in May’s Municipal District;

That the council allocate some of the additional resources in housing to actively pursue landlords for the RAS scheme.

Here is the report issued by Mark McLoughlin, Administrative Officer. The procurement of units under the Rental Accommodation Scheme is being progressed in accordance with the Social Housing Strategy 2020 with a target of 80 units for delivery in 2014 and 24 additional new units delivered to date in 2015.

The Housing Department continues to actively pursue units in the private rented sector through the Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme measures including the Rental Accommodation Scheme and Social Leasing directly and through approved housing bodies. The introduction of the Housing Assistance Payment in Kildare later in the year will further enhance this area of activity.