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Social Housing Assessment

The 2017 Summary Social Housing Assessment continues the process of annual assessments of national housing need, commenced with the 2016 summary, in line with the commitment contained in ‘Social Housing Strategy 2020 – Support, Supply & Reform’. The assessments are required to identify the total level of national housing need, and to provide vital data to inform the development of housing policy. All local authorities are required by the Department to reassess applicants on their waiting lists, to collect up-to-date and accurate information on their social housing needs.

The 2017 assessment will focus on applicants who have not applied for the first time, or been reviewed, since 9th June 2016. A letter and application form were issued on 8th May 2017 to the households identified as being in need of review. It is essential that all households who receive this correspondence complete the application form in full, and return the form to the Housing Allocations Office in Cork City Council before Friday 2nd June, 2017 if they wish to remain on the Council’s waiting list.

Households who were assessed and qualified for support for the first time since June 2016; those reviewed as part of the 2016 Summary; or those who are currently housed under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme or Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) do not need to be assessed this year.

Please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document below for further information

  Social Housing Assessment FAQ's

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