Tuath Housing do not retain a housing waiting list. If you wish to apply for housing please do so via your Local Authority directly. Please click here to find your Local Authority.
Once your Local Authority has provided you with an application form, ensure that you tick the boxes marked.
• Rented Local Authority Accommodation
• Voluntary/Co-operative Housing
You will then be considered for housing by the Local Authority or an Approved Housing Body such as Tuath. You will also have options to select areas you wish to live in within that Local Authority area. We recommend that you think carefully about deciding on the areas you select taking in to account the areas local amenities, local transport, your own support network etc.
Factors including income, preferred location, present accommodation, special requirements such as medical circumstances etc. will be assessed to ensure suitability of accommodation and potential needs are met. These assessments will also determine your order of priority on the Local Authority’s Housing Waiting List. For more information on income criteria please click here.
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When a vacancy arises in one of Tuath’s homes, we will receive suitable request nominations from the Local Authority. A Tuath home may become available for a variety of reasons including new homes being completed or a tenant transferring to alternative accommodation.
How apply for a Transfer
In certain cases, tenants may find that their existing home is no longer suitable for their needs. This may be due to factors such as job re-location, overcrowding, medical requirements or proximity to family members. In a scenario such as this, tenants may contact their housing officer and inquire whether they meet certain conditions in order to apply for a transfer. In some cases, an opportunity may arise in which a tenant can transfer to a different area in a mutual exchange with another Tuath tenant, with the permission of the Local Authority.
The Mortgage-to-rent scheme is an initiative that allows homeowners to switch to being a social housing tenant and pay rent instead of mortgage payments. This may be a viable option for those who have issues with paying their mortgage and/or have fallen into arrears, as they will no longer own the property and have no financial responsibilities for it apart from rental payment. Under mortgage to rent, an Approved Housing Body may be able to purchase your home and rent it back to you. As a social housing tenant, you will be pay an affordable rent based on your income. To date 691 Mortgage to Rent have been completed in Ireland. Tuath Housing has acquired 105 of these homes.
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Safe Home Ireland was established in 2000 to assist Irish-born emigrants in exploring the option of returning home to their native area. Setup by current Chairperson, Dr. Jerry Crowley, it provides a range of services to over 2000 people each year from advice and information, undertaking outreach visits and providing housing assistance to eligible applicants.
As Safe Home Ireland does not own or manage any properties, they rely on approved housing bodies such as Tuath to match their applicants up with existing, suitable homes. Tuath has a number of Housing schemes designed specifically for elderly residents and is delighted to continue its partnership and work in the Safe Home Programme.
For more information and how to apply see https://safehomeireland.com/ or call Tel: 098 36036