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Housing Allocations Section deals with the provision of housing to people who have been assessed under the Council’s Allocation Scheme and are deemed eligible for social housing support. Eligible applicants are placed on the Council’s Housing List in order of date of application and progress on a ‘Time on List’ basis.  Social Housing support means Council owned, RAS, Leased and Voluntary Housing Association dwellings.

How to Apply For Council Housing

A fully completed application form and relevant documentation (see below) must be submitted. Your application will be assessed and it may be necessary for an appointment to be made for an interview with housing staff.

Am I eligible for Council Housing?
Criteria for eligibility for Council housing are included in the Council's Allocation Scheme. 

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Need-You must be in genuine need of housing and be unable to provide accommodation from your own resources
  • Right to live in Ireland-You must have a legal right to remain in the State on a long term basis
  • Age-You must be 18 years of age or older
  • Income – your net income must be below the thresholds below:-

Housing Areas
You may apply to one Local Authority only. If you are applying to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council you can choose up to three housing areas in the Dublin region, at least one of which must be in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Your other two areas may be in Dublin City, South Dublin County or Fingal County. If you opt for an area in any other county, we will forward your information to the housing authorities chosen. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will manage your application.  Changes of areas of choice may be made once in any twelve month period by completing Area Of Choice Form.

How long will it take before I get offered housing?
Unfortunately this cannot be determined.  There is a long list of applicants awaiting social housing support.

What happens if I refuse an offer of housing?
Should you refuse two offers of housing within a twelve month period your application will be suspended for twelve months. Your application will be re-activated after this period however this suspension will not count as time on the housing list.  You will not be on the Council’s Housing List for the suspension period and will not have access to Choice Based Letting or eligible for any social housing support. Your entitlement to Supplementary Rent Allowance may also be affected .

How can I change information on my application?                                                                                              
Any change in your application must be notified to the Council.

Transfer Application Form

Transfer Application Form - Overcrowding

Transfer Application Form - Medical Grounds

Transfer Application Form - Downsizing

Application Form for Transfer of Tenancy

FAQS

Criteria for eligibility for Council housing are included in the Council's Allocation Scheme. 

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Need-You must be in genuine need of housing and be unable to provide accommodation from your own resources
  • Right to live in Ireland-You must have a legal right to remain in the State on a long term basis
  • Age-You must be 18 years of age or older
  • Income – your net income must be below the thresholds below:-
  • Single Adult: €35,000
  • 2 Adults No Children: €36,750
  • 1 Adult & 1 Child: €35,875
  • 1 Adult & 2 Children: €36,750
  • 2 Adults & 1 Child: €37,625
  • 2 Adults & 2 Children: €38,500
  • 2 Adults & 3 Children: €39,375
  • 2 Adults & 4 or more Children: €40,250
  • 3 Adults & 4 or more Children: €42,000

Persons applying for HAP must be a qualified housing applicant(s) before they can apply. For more information on applying for social housing please click here.

No. The contract will be a private contract between the tenant and the landlord. The HAP tenant is the landlords tenant and not a tenant of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

You may apply to one Local Authority only. If you are applying to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council you can choose up to three housing areas in the Dublin region, at least one of which must be in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Your other two areas may be in Dublin City, South Dublin County or Fingal County. If you opt for an area in any other county, we will forward your information to the housing authorities chosen. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will manage your application.  Changes of areas of choice may be made once in any twelve month period by completing Area Of Choice Form.

It is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s policy is to provide traveller specific accommodation for the county’s indigenous Travelling Community.  If you wish to apply for Traveller Specific Accommodation, you can contact the Traveller Accommodation unit at 01 2054848 or email travellers@dlrcoco.ie.

Unfortunately this cannot be determined.  

All rent payments to the landlord are made electronically on the last Wednesday of every month.

 

One Adult in Shared Accommodation

A Couple in Shared Accommodation

One Adult

A Couple

One Adult or Couple with one child

One Adult or Couple with two children

One Adult or Couple with three children

DLR HAP rent Limits

€430

€500

€660

€900

€1,250

€1,275

€1,300

The above are the contribution amounts Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will pay to the landlord on your behalf. Should the rent your landlord requires exceed these figures, you can add the difference yourself to meet the monthly rent. Please note this is subject to the difference you pay being less than 30% of your households total monthly net income. Payments in excess of 30% of the households net monthly income will be deemed by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to be unaffordable to the household.

Should your current circumstances not equate to any of the above, please call us to discuss your situation on 01-2054399

HAP recipients move off the councils main Social Housing Waiting list onto the HAP Transfer List, retaining their time built up while on the original list. 

The HAP transfer list runs side by side with the Social Housing Waiting list and will receive a precentage of dwelling allocations provided by the councl.

The dlr Traveller Interagency Steering Group is set up to co-ordinate services by all agencies that provide services to the Traveller Community. It is representative of manages in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdwon County Council, Housing Service Executive, Garda, Department of Education, Department of Social Protection, VEC and County Development Board.

Notify the Traveller Accommodation Unit at 01 2054838 or email travellers@dlrcoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council does not have the remit to remove illegal encampments from private property.  Illegal encampments on private property are a matter for the landowner.

Tenants of Grouped housing and Halting site bays may contact the Traveller Accommodation Unit at 01 2054838 or email travellers@dlrcoco.ie.  Tenants are advised to consult their Tenant Handbook prior to contacting the Traveller Accommodation Unit.

The Traveller Accommodation Unit works in conjunction with the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee representative of County Councillors, Travellers and Traveller Representatives as required under the Housing (Traveller) Accommodation Act 1998. This Committee advise the Council on all matters relating to travellers and in particular their housing needs.

For landlords/agents:

  • The landlord or their agent will receive prompt payments directly from the local authority on a monthly basis, subject to the HAP recipient paying the local authority their rent contribution.  All payments will be made electronically; there will be no need for rent collection from tenants who are HAP recipients leading to administrative savings for landlords
  • Landlords who rent to tenants in receipt of social housing supports like the housing assistance payment (HAP) may avail of increased tax relief under a new scheme from 1 January 2016.  The new scheme will allow property owners to claim 100 per cent relief on their mortgage interest, as an expense against rental income. Further information is also available from the Revenue Commissioners on www.revenue.ie
  • HAP allows recipients to take up full-time employment, while still receiving housing support
  • The rent contribution payable by the HAP recipient will be based on the differential rent scheme for their local authority. This scheme links the rent contribution a household must pay to the household income and the ability to pay
  • HAP will help to regulate the private rental sector and improve standards of accommodation. Properties will be inspected to make sure that they meet the required standards
  • HAP recipients will be able to avail of other social housing supports and options, if they so choose
  • Local authorities will be responsible for all housing supports in their area.
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