Q. That this council carries out a comprehensive study on current social housing needs in the country. This will prepare the council for future funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Most of this information is available in-house at present. As a housing authority, it is our duty to begin building substantial social housing units once again.
Report issued by Mark McLoughlin, Administrative Officer, Housing Community and Cultural Section.
A housing needs assessment is carried on a three yearly basis by Kildare County Council to determine the current housing need and inform the local authority of the most appropriate size, scale and location for the delivery of social housing supports. While the most recent housing needs assessment was carried out in 2013, the social hosing list is under permanent review and is monitored through the ihouse system operated by the housing department. The information available to the Housing Department will form the basis for delivery under the Housing Strategy 2020.