Income Limits To Increase For Eligibility To Qualify For Social Housing


The government is to increase the income limits for eligibility to qualify for social housing. County Tipperary remains in the third tier and the limits from January 1st 2023 will be €30,000. County Tipperary is included with counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon and Sligo.
In a group of 10 other counties the limit is €40,000 and the limit is set at €35,000 in 9 other local authorities. Neighbours Kilkenny, Limerick city and county, Waterford city and county, Cork county, Galway county and Clare will all have the higher limit of €35,000 income limit to qualify for social housing.
A new income eligibility model and income thresholds is to be developed and launched in 2023. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is currently working on this revised model. An estimated 16,000 additional households will be eligible for social housing supports such as Housing Assistance Payment or a Rental Accommodation Scheme payment as a result of the change.