Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998
7.— (1) A F13 [ housing authority ] shall adopt as respects their functional area an accommodation programme not later than the date specified by the Minister, or within 21 days of that date as provided under section 13 , and shall specify in that accommodation programme the accommodation needs of travellers and the provision of accommodation required to address those needs for the period specified in section 10(1) .
(2) A F13 [ housing authority ] may adopt an accommodation programme together with one or more than one F13 [ housing authority ] for the functional areas of the relevant housing authorities concerned and subsections (1) and (3) and sections 8 to 15 shall apply to such adoption.
(3) The adoption of an accommodation programme or an amendment to or replacement of the accommodation programme by a F13 [ housing authority ] shall be a reserved function.
(4) The Minister shall specify a date for the adoption, by a F13 [ housing authority ], of an accommodation programme.
Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 5(3) and sch. 2 part 1, S.I. No 214 of 2014.
Function under section declared to be a reserved function to be performed by the local authority, which may be delegated to municipal district members (1.06.2014) by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 131A and sch. 14A part 3 item 50 as amended by the 2014 Act (the adoption of a traveller accommodation programme or an amendment to, or replacement of, the programme under this section) and (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 21(4) and sch. 3 part 3 item 50 (the adoption of a traveller accommodation programme or an amendment to, or replacement of, the programme under this section). The Local Government (Performance of Reserved Functions in Respect of Municipal District Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 231 of 2014), regs. 6-10 set out rules governing the delegation of such functions and the withdrawal of such delegation.
A housing authority is required to prepare a summary of the social housing assessments carried out in its area when preparing an accommodation programme under section (1.04.2011) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2018), s. 21, S.I. No. 83 of 2011.