Housing Grants

Housing Grants Scheme

The Housing Authority provides funding for the following grants:-

  • Housing Adaptation Grants, where works are required to facilitate any special needs. Works considered under this grant include extensions typically bedroom/bathroom , adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access, stairlifts and access ramps. Please refer to the guidelines below for further details.
Gross Maximum Household Income P.A.% of costs Maximum Grant
             €             %               €
Up to €30,000              95%       €30,000
€30,001 - €35,000              85%       €25,500
€35,001 - €40,000              75%       €22,500
€40,001 - €50,000              50%       €15,000
€50,001 - €60,000              30%       €9,000
Over €60,000             No Grant        No Grant 
  • Housing for Older Persons, where urgent remedial works are required to privately owned properties.Works considered under this grant include structural repairs or improvements, repair/replacement of windows and doors, upgrading heating and rewiring subject to inspection and criteria. Please refer to guidelines below for further information and explanation. 
Gross Maximum Household P.A.% of costs availableMaximum Grant Available
Up to €30,00095%€8,000
€30,001- €35,000 85%€6,800
€35,001 - €40,00075%€6,000
€40,001 - €50,00050%€4,000
€50,001 - €60,000 30% €2,400
In excess of €60,000No grant is payable No grant is payable 
  • Mobility Aid Grant for minor adaptations or aids to a property. Grants considered under this scheme include grab rails, access ramps, level access showers and stair lifts. Please refer to the guidelines below for further information. 
Maximum yearly gross income% of cost of works - excluding VAT Maximum Grant
Up to €30,000       100%       €6,000
Over €30,000No grant payableNo grant payable 

 Please note that all HAG & MAG grants  are subject to means testing based on gross household income and will be prioritised based on the medical need of the applicant.

All HOP Grants are also subject to means testing based on gross household income and applicants should be over 66 years of age.

For further details on each scheme please refer to the guidelines below . 

Please click on the following link for an 

HOP Guidelines 2020.pdf (size 571 KB)

MAG Guidelines 2020.pdf (size 425.3 KB) 

HAG Guidelines 2020.pdf (size 695.8 KB)

Please click on the following link for an 

DPG Application Form 2020.pdf (size 427.3 KB)

Foirm as Gaeilge.pdf (size 389.8 KB)

All completed forms together with all requested documentation should  be returned to :

Grants Section Housing Office

Louth County Council

County Hall

Millennium Centre

Dundalk 

Co Louth 

Tel:          042 933 5457

LoCall:      1890 202 303

email:       housinggrants@louthcoco.ie


Disability Adaptation to Stock

In cases where the needs of our tenants require physical adaptations to their dwellings, the tenant may apply to the housing authority to have this work undertaken.
The application form below should be completed. All applications will be assessed to ensure that all rent is paid, and to consider whether a transfer would be an appropriate solution. An Occupational Therapist will then assess the tenant and recommend any works that can be undertaken, subject to budget being available.

DPA's Application Form 2019.docx (size 1.3 MB)

 


Improvement Works In Lieu Of Local Authority Housing

Under this scheme, Louth County Council may improve or extend a privately owned house to eliminate defects or to provide additional accommodation where this is necessary to eliminate overcrowding or to accommodate a person not at present residing in the house. To qualify, you must be an approved applicant on the waiting list and the carrying out of the works must satisfy your housing needs and result in your removal from the housing waiting list.

The scheme can also be availed of if you are a Local Authority tenant or tenant purchaser, or a tenant for more than one year of a house provided by a voluntary housing body under the Rental Subsidiary Scheme, and you return your present house and move to private rented houses. Persons benefiting under the scheme are required to pay a weekly or monthly charge related to their means and the cost of the works carried out by the Local Authority.