Local authorities, together with other agencies, may provide houses to eligible people at lower rents than the private market.
Disabled Persons Grant Scheme
Local authorities may carry out extensions or adaptations to local authority houses such as grab rails, access ramps, wet rooms or downstairs bedrooms for older tenants or tenants with a disability.
Exceptional Social Grounds Scheme
Local authorities may support those in urgent need or difficult circumstances to apply for priority consideration for local authority housing.
Ground Rent Leasehold Purchase Scheme
Local authorities may let homeowners who bought their home from the local authority before May 1978 buy out the ground rent on the property.
Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme
Local authorities may assist you in finding accommodation in the private market if you qualify for social housing. The local authority will pay the landlord and you will pay a rent contribution to the local authority.
Local authorities may provide tenants and tenant purchasers a mortgage allowance to help them move from renting to buying or building a private house.
Mortgage to Rent Scheme
Local authorities may provide assistance to home owners with mortgage arrears who are at risk of losing their home. Home owners can apply to switch from owning their home to renting their home as social housing tenants.
Local authorities may provide accommodation to older people who find their private house too large for their current needs. They may either sell their house to the local authority or sell it privately and make a financial contribution to the local authority.
Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme
Local authorities may provide a mortgage to buy or build your own home if you are a first time buyer.
Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS)
Local authorities may assist you in finding accommodation in the private market if you qualify for long term rent supplement and have a qualified housing need. The local authority will pay the landlord and you will pay a rent contribution to the local authority.
Repair and Leasing Scheme
Local authorities may provide financial support to property owners to repair vacant properties. The property is repaired and leased to the local authority at a reduced cost.
Home owners who purchased their house through a local authority purchase scheme must get permission from the local authority to sell, re-mortgage or transfer their interest in the property for the first time.
Deed of Discharge Certificate
Local authority mortgage holders who have paid their mortgage in full can apply to the local authority for a certificate to confirm that the property deeds have been transferred.
Local authorities may provide demountable dwellings such as mobile homes, prefabs or portacabins to those living in extremely poor conditions.
Housing Needs Assessment
Local authorities assess applications for social housing based on housing need. Approved applicants are placed on the housing list which is reviewed each year.