Social Housing Needs Assessment 2017

SUMMARY OF SOCIAL HOUSING ASSESSMENT 2017

 PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE IF YOU ARE AN APPLICANT ON THE HOUSING WAITING LIST FOR CO. OFFALY

 The Housing Section of Offaly County Council has commenced a Social Housing Assessment in accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009.

Q.      What is a Summary of Social Housing Assessment?

A.      The Summary of Social Housing Assessment is a review of approved applicants for social housing supports who are currently on the Social Housing List with Offaly County Council.  The information provided by each relevant approved applicant will be reassessed under the Social Housing Assessment Regulations, 2011 taking into account the applicant's eligibility and need.

Q.     How will the Local Authority contact approved applicants?

A.     The Local Authority will write to the relevant approved applicants on its Social Housing List using the current address provided by the applicant. If you have moved address please contact the Housing Section to request an SSHA Update Form, you can find the form here: Social Housing Assessment 2017 Form.docx (size 820.6 KB) or collect one from the Birr, Edenderry or Tullamore Municipal District Offices. The forms must be returned beforeWednesday 31st May, 2017

Q.     What will you have to do?

A.      Each approved relevant approved applicant is asked to complete a form and provide documentary supporting evidence and return this information to the Local Authority. (If you have any difficulty with completing this form you can contact the Housing Section on 057 935 7409 or hna@offalycoco.ie for assistance).

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

A.     If you fail to return this information within the specified time period your application for Social Housing will be closed and therefore you will not be considered for future offers of Social Housing Support.

Q.      Does this apply to people living in Tullamore and Birr?

A.      Yes, housing applicants to the former Town Councils of Tullamore and Birr are now housing applicants of Offaly County Council and should reply to this Summary of Social Housing Assessment as well.

 

Sean Murray, Director of Services, Housing

 This assessment will establish the housing needs of Co. Offaly.  All future lettings of Local Authority owned/leased units will be made from this assessment. As such, it is essential that approved Social  Housing Applicants return their forms by Wednesday 31st May, 2017 to Offaly County Council as per below:

 Housing Section,

Offaly County Council

Aras an Chontae

Charleville Rd.

Tullamore

t) 057 935 7409

f) 057 934 6868

e) hna@offalycoco.ie