Summary Of Social Housing Assessments 2020

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE IF YOU ARE AN APPLICANT ON THE SOCIAL HOUSING WAITING LIST IN COUNTY LOUTH

The Housing Assessments Unit of Louth County Council will shortly commence a Housing Needs Assessment in accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009.

What is a Housing Needs Assessment?

he 2020 Housing Needs Assessment is a review of those applicants for social housing supports that were qualified on the social housing waiting list with Louth County Council prior to 11th April 2019, but excluding those applicants that were qualified between 22nd April 2017 and 7th March 2018 inclusive.

How will Louth County Council contact relevant applicants?

Louth County Council will write to the relevant applicants that were qualified on the social housing waiting list within the timeframe noted above. Households that have been included on a Council Transfer List and those in accommodation provided under RAS or HAP will not be required to update their files and, therefore, will not receive any correspondence in this regard.

What will I have to do?

Applicants who receive this letter will be asked to complete a form, provide documentary evidence of any changes in their circumstances and return this information to Louth County Council. The information provided by each applicant will be reassessed under the Social Housing Assessment Regulations 2011 (as amended) taking into consideration the applicant’s eligibility and need.

When and where should I submit the information?

The completed form and all relevant supporting documentation must be returned to Louth County Council by post, or dropped into the letterbox, at one of the following four locations before 5 pm on Monday, 7th September 2020:

  • Civic Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda, Co Louth A92 P440
  • Millennium Centre, County Hall, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 KFW6
  • Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 W20C
  • Mid Louth Civic Services Centre, Fair Green, Ardee, Co Louth A92 RYT2

What will happen if I do not return the information requested?

If you fail to return the completed form and all supporting documentation within the specified timeframe, your application for social housing support will be terminated.

Who do I contact with queries regarding completion of the form or the information required?

If you have any queries regarding completion of the form or the supporting documentation required, please contact Louth County Council on 1890 202 303 or email hau@louthcoco.ie

All future lettings of social housing units will be made from this assessment.   Therefore, it is essential that applicants who are contacted by Louth County Council  in relation to the Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2020 return completed forms and all supporting documentation before 5 pm on Monday, 7th September 2020.   

Aoife Lawler

Senior Executive Officer                                                                                                                               

25th August 2020