Calls For Social Housing Income Limits To Be Re-Evaluated

The Government is being called on to re-evaluate the income limits for people applying for social housing here.

Clare is in the lowest band, as per government regulations, which means that a single person earning a net income of over €25,000 and a couple earning over €30,000 are ineligible.

However, the Council’s Policy Committee which deals with housing has heard this is too low, and that many people are earning too much to get social housing, but not enough to qualify for a mortgage.


Aisling Corcoran, a Tenant Services Coordinator with the Respond Housing Association, says it’s an issue they’re encountering on a daily basis.