To provide subsidy to tenants on rents paid for their ordinary residence leased from the private sector.
1.The applicant is the recognised lessee or has a title of temporary emphyteusis not exceeding 21 years.
2.The property is in a good state of repair and in a habitable condition.
3.Applicants do not possess assets exceeding €10,000 from one year prior to the date of application.
4.Applicants do not possess other property from a year prior to date of application.
5.Subsidy is calculated on the income of applicants and the rent being paid, according to the table below.
6.Additional subsidy of €125 is given to disabled applicants.
7.Additional subsidy €125 is given to families consisting of 6 or more members.
8.An additional €300 is given to families having fostered children living with them.
9.Single people who lived in care; or were for a period of time fostered; or left CCF; or who have successfully completed a rehabilitation/therapeutic programme, can benefit from the subsidy amounting to a maximum of €1,600 until the age of twenty eight (28).
10.The subsidy is revised every two years and is based on applicants’ income and assets for the preceding year.
11.The application is valid for a period of 6 years.
12.Further information about the entitlement of subsidy and conditions can be accessed from the link below.
Click here to download the conditions and the application form for this scheme.
Click here to download the declaration for means testing.