How do I apply for Social Housing?

How to Apply For Council Housing
Housing Allocations

Email: housingallocations@dlrcoco.ie

Direct Allocations number: 01 2054828

Fax number: Allocations 01 2801856

Location: Housing Allocations, Level 1, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire

Public Counter:  Open from 10am to 4pm 

Housing Welfare Officer (HWO):

Contact details: 01 2047259 or 01 2054792.

Further information can be found under Housing Operations http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/housing/housing-operations/housing-welfare-officer

Apply for a home

Housing Allocations

Our section provides housing to people who have been assessed under our Allocation Scheme and are eligible for social housing support.  If you are assessed as eligible you will be placed on our Housing Waiting List in order of date of application.  Social Housing Support means Council owned, RAS, Leased and Voluntary Housing Association homes.

Applying for a home with us

You can apply for social housing by downloading an application form from https://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/social_housing_support_application_form.pdf

This form must be completed in full and either scanned and emailed to housingallocations@dlrcoco.ie or posted to us at

Allocations Section, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

All required documentation must be included with your application, including:

  • Birth Certificates for all household members
  • PPSN numbers for all household members
  • Photo ID for all household members
  • Income details for the previous 12 months for all household members over 18

Eligibility criteria for our housing

The criteria are included in our Housing Allocation Scheme and include the following

  • Need
  • Right to live in Ireland
  • Age
  • Income

See FAQ for further information.

Housing Areas

You may apply to one local authority only.  If you are applying to us you can choose up to three housing areas in the Dublin region, at least one of which must be in Dun 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 that local authority.  We will manage your application.  You can make changes to your areas of choice once in any twelve0month period by completing an Area of Choice Form.

How long will it take before I am offered housing?

Unfortunately, this cannot be determined.  There is a long list of applicants waiting for Social Housing Support.

What happens if I refuse an offer of housing?

If you refuse an offer on a property that you have bid for on our Choice Based Letting system, you will be suspended from bidding for any other property for one year.

If you refuse two offers of housing in a year, your application will be suspended for a year and the suspension period will not count towards your time on the list.

How can I change information on my application?

You can email housingallocations@dlrcoco.ie or post in your details to

Allocations Section, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Housing Options

The Housing Agency has produced updated information on Housing Options which are available through local authorities. These are available below:

 

Allocation Forms
Social Housing Support Application Form
1.40 MB
Other file
Download
District Preference Choice Form
194.34 KB
Other file
Download
Disability and, or Medical Information HMD1-Form_0.pdf
1.43 MB
PDF Document
Download
Transfer Forms
Disability and, or Medical Information HMD1-Form_0.pdf
1.43 MB
PDF Document
Download
Transfer on Downsizing Grounds Application Form
99.23 KB
Other file
Download
Mutual Transfer Inclusion Form
116.72 KB
Other file
Download
Transfer Applicants’ Choice of Preference Areas Form
113.74 KB
Other file
Download
FAQ
  • You must either live in the area or have a connection to the area
  • You must have a need for housing
  • You must have a legal right to remain in Ireland on a long-term basis
  • You must not own alternative accommodation which could be occupied or sold and the proceeds used to secure other suitable accommodation
  • Your net income must be below the thresholds listed:

Single Adult

€40,000

 

2 Adults

€42,000

 

1 adult, 1 child

€41,000

 

1 adult, 2 children

€42,000

 

1 adult, 3 children

€43,000

 

2 adults, 1 child

€43,000

 

2 adults, 2 children

€44,000

 

2 adults, 3 children

€45,000

 

2 adults, €4 children

€46,000

 

3 adults, €4+ children

€48,000

 

 

 

 

Extra €1,000 per additional child (2.5% of €40,000 no maximum)

Extra €2,000 per extra adult (5% of €40,000) capped at a maximum of 10%

 

You may apply to one Local Authority only. If you are applying to us 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 that local authority. We will manage your application.  You can make changes to your areas of choice once in any twelve-month period by completing Area of Choice Form.

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