Intro Text 

The RAS Scheme is designed to provide security of tenure in good quality accommodation for eligible tenants in the private rented sector.

Benefits to Tenants

  • Rent Supplement stops and your rent contribution calculated using DLRCC Differential Rent Scheme – based on your income and ability to pay
  •  Rent is paid weekly via Standing Order or directly using Household Budget
  •  RAS provides a path to employment/training/educational opportunities as you can avail of these and your rent is adjusted accordingly – no danger of losing supplement or being unable to pay
  •  Good quality accommodation suitable to your family’s needs
  •  Security of tenure under the Scheme


How it Works

  •  To be considered for RAS, an applicant should be on Rent Supplement for a continuous period of 18 months or more, however, where a long-term housing need exists, cases can be reviewed individually.
  •  Either be living in or have sourced accommodation suitable to your family’s housing needs with a landlord willing to enter the Scheme. 
  •  Any property considered must meet the minimum standards 
  • All offers of RAS are subject to a clear estate management/anti-social behaviour vetting check. 

Any housing applicant, once transferred onto the Scheme, will have their social housing support application closed as RAS is deemed a social housing option

Apply for it

  • If you are interested in participating in the Scheme, please follow these 2 simple steps:
  •  Download and complete  RAS enquiry form – this can be either scanned in once filled in and emailed to ras@dlrcoco.ie or posted to The RAS Section, Housing Department, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire..
  •  Print off this Declaration of Income form, fill it in and send it in the preferred manner outlined above.                                                      

Queries may be directed to ras@dlrcoco.ie or any member of staff at Tel: 01-2047008.