Wexford County Council, in addressing the need for housing accommodation is obliged to provide rented accommodation which is generally referred to as social housing.
A person may apply to the Council for housing if unable to provide suitable accommodation from own resources. Applicants are deemed eligible under the following basis:-
-Income limits €30,000 single person or €36,000 for 3 adults and 4 children maximum
-Availability of alternative accommodation
If the applicant is ineligible under any of the above, no formal assessment takes place.
If an applicant is eligible an assessment will take place within 12 weeks of submission of completed application and all supporting documentation required.
Further information can be obtained from the Area Housing Officer in area of residence.
The Area Housing Officer assesses housing applications. To assess an application, reports may be required from a doctor and/or social worker. Each applicant is placed on a waiting list. As houses become available for letting, applicants for housing in the area concerned are listed in order of merit for the purpose of allocating the houses, having regard to the Scheme of Letting Priorities. Each tenant must sign a letting agreement and is given a rent book.
The tenant of a Council house is charged a weekly rent, calculated in accordance with the Differential Rent Scheme. Payments may be made in any of the following ways:
- At Receipts (Cash) Office, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Newtown Road, Wexford, during office hours
- By bank standing order/bank giro
- An Post Household Budget Scheme
- An Post Billpay
- Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS).
Non-payment of housing rent may lead to legal action for recovery of the amount overdue and ultimately to eviction from the house.
Further details available from:
Tel. (053) 919 6274 (Reception)