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  • Head Office: Áras Chill Dara Devoy Park Naas Co Kildare W91 X77F

Housing

Public counter by
appointment only -
To book appointment
phone the relevant section below

Housing Contacts:

Allocations

Appointment Only
Tuesday,Wednesday 9am - 1pm

045 980705


Homeless Services

Appointment Only
Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm

045 980230


Housing Grants

Appointment Only
Wednesday 9am - 1pm

045 980480


HAP

Appointment Only
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 11.30am
Level 1

045 980818


Loans/Tenant Purchase/Conveyancing

Appointment Only
Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm
Level 1

045 980780


Assessments/Transfers

Appointment Only
Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm
Level 1

045 980870


Rent/Travellers

Appointment Only
Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm
Level 1

045 980991


Housing Maintenance

045 980998

045 980200

Email

allocations@Kildarecoco.ie
conveyancing@kildarecoco.ie
estatemanagement@kildarecoco.ie
hap@kildarecoco.ie
homelessadmin@kildarecoco.ie
housingadmin@kildarecoco.ie
housingloans@kildarecoco.ie
inspections@kildarecoco.ie
leasing@kildarecoco.ie
rentassessment@kildarecoco.ie

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Kildare County Council accepts no liability in respect of any dispute, claim or cause of action arising out of, or in relation to any product, equipment, work, system, or installation in respect of which grant approval was given by Kildare County Council. No undertaking, guarantee, assurance, or other warranty, express of implied, is given by Kildare County Council, or any of its agents or servants, in respect of the cost, quality, efficiency, and/or benefit of any work, equipment, product, service or installation provided under the various grant schemes. The information provided herein and on Kildare County Council’s website is provided solely for the purpose of aiding the public and is not intended to warrant or guarantee the quality of the product and/or the installation chosen by the applicant.

Housing Grants for Privately Owned Homes

You must send certified income details for 2023 for all household members with your application (this includes pensions). Failure to do so will invalidate your application and it will be returned to you. Refer to the guidance notes for further information. 

There are 3 types of Grants available to assist older persons or persons with a disability in carrying out necessary alterations to their home: 

1. Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability

This scheme assists people with a disability to have necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works carried out in order to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.

The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and include the provision of:

  • Access ramps
  • Downstairs toilet facilities
  • Stair-lifts
  • Hoists
  • Accessible showers
  • Adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access
  • Extensions
  • Any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability. 

 

2. Mobility Aids Grant

This scheme provides grants to cover a basic suite of works to address the mobility problems of a member of a household. Qualifying works include the provision of stair lifts, level access showers, access ramps, grab rails and some minor adaptation works. The types of works grant aided under the scheme can include the following

  • Grab-rails
  • Access ramps
  • Level access showers
  • Hoists
  • Stair lifts
  • Other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household. 

 

3. Housing Aid for Older People Grant

This scheme assists older people (aged 66 and over) living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. Grant eligible works include the following:

  • Structural repairs or improvements
  • Re-wiring
  • Repairs to or replacement of windows and doors. (Restrictions apply to the replacement of aluminium and uPVC framed double-glazed windows, please refer to the guidance notes).
  • Insulation / Dry-lining
  • Chimney / Roof repairs
  • Provision of heating 

 

Housing Schemes for Council Owned Homes

1. Housing Adaptation Works to a Local Authority Dwelling (Council Tenants only)

This scheme allows for council tenants with a disability to apply for adaptations to their council property for medical reasons. The types of works for consideration under the scheme can be varied and include the provision of:

  • Access ramps / steps
  • Downstairs toilet facilities
  • Stair-lifts
  • Accessible showers
  • Adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access
  • Extensions 

Note: Tenants of AHB properties must apply through the private grant route.

 

Contact Details:

For further information or queries please contact the Housing Grants Section on 045 980480 or housinggrants@kildarecoco.ie

Appeals Process:

If you wish to appeal a grant decision, please do so in writing to the S.E.O., Housing Department, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. A nominated senior member of staff will review the decision who was not involved in the original decision. Any appeal must be submitted within 3 weeks from the date of a grant decision. An appeal decision will furnish in no later than 6 weeks from when it was received.