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Listen: New Govt. Rules May Mean Kildare Social Housing Applicants May Only Be Offered 2 Homes, Before 5 Year Suspension.

: 02/12/2019 - 10:49

Any of Kildare's circa 5,000 social housing applicants who turn-down two offers of homes will not receive another such offer for  five years.

It's part of a change in policy set to be introduced by the Government, according to the Irish Times.

Under existing rules, if two offers of social housing are turned down the applicant is suspended from the waiting list for a year and will not be offered social housing for that period.

The Department of Housing has been seeking ways to make it less attractive for people to turn down offers of social housing.

The Peter McVerry Trust runs all of Kildare's homelessness services.

Peter McVerry says people turn down social houses for a range of reasons:

tuespeter.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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