Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (672)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

672. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if a person is eligible to apply for the housing aid for older people scheme if they have lifetime right of residency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47612/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Housing Aid for Older People scheme provides grants of up to €8,000 to assist older people, aged 66 or above, living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out.

The grant is available to eligible members of owner occupied private homes. However in cases where the applicant is not the registered owner, or the registered owner is not in residence, a right of residency is required for the grant applicant. The applicant must occupy the home as their primary place of residence upon completion of the grant aided works.

The detailed administration of the scheme, including the application, assessment, approval and payment of grants to applicants under the various measures, is the responsibility of the relevant local authority.