Who is eligible to apply for a Housing Aid for Older People Grant?
The Housing Aid for Older People Grant Scheme is available to assist older people (aged 66 and upwards) living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out.
What works are included?
The types of works grant aided under the scheme include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to/replacements of windows and doors, the provision of heating, water and sanitary services.
What amount of a grant can I expect to receive?
The amount of the grant is determined on the basis of gross household income, and is means tested. The table below sets out the level of grant - The maximum grant is €8,000.00.
Housing Aid for Older People Grant:
Gross maximum household
% of costs available Maximum Grant available Up to €30,000 95% €8,000 € 30,001 - €35,000 85% €6,800 € 35,001 - €40,000 75% €6,000 €40 ,001 - €50,000 50% €4,000 €50 ,001 - €60,000 30% €2,400 In excess of €60,000 No grant is payable No grant is payable
Where can I obtain an application form for the Housing Aid for Older People Grant?
- Download Application Form for the Housing Aid for Older People Grant [English]
- Download Application Form for the Housing Aid for Older People Grant [Irish]