Home Housing grants and schemes

Housing grants and schemes

There are a wide range of grants and schemes available to home owners in Ireland. The schemes are funded in various ways, for example the Housing Adaption Grant for people with a disability is funded by local authorities and others are funded by way of Tax Credit of qualifying expenditure, which can be set against your income tax over 2 years.

Here is a list of some of the most popular schemes with a link to each which provides specific details on each. If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me;

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Home Renovation Incentive – Homeowners, landlords and local authority tenants can claim a tax credit on the cost of improvements to residential property.

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability – Grants for alterations that need to be made to a home to make it suitable for a person with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or a mental health difficulty.

Housing Aid for Older People Scheme – Grants are available to improve the homes of older people so that they can stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

Mobility Aids Grant Scheme – A grant to help with the cost of works to address mobility problems in the home.

Improvement works in lieu of local authority housing – Local authorities may improve or extend privately owned houses as an alternative to providing local authority housing.

Local authority home improvement – authority loans are available to owner-occupiers towards the cost of necessary works to improve, repair or extend their houses

Housing for older people – Schemes and grants for housing and home improvements for older people and people with disabilities

Better Energy Homes scheme – This scheme provides grants to help to increase the energy efficiency of homes, including grants for home insulation.

Grant scheme to replace lead pipes and fittings – Grants to help low-income households with the cost of replacing domestic water piping that contains lead.

Grants for solar panels and battery systems – The Solar PV Pilot Scheme offers grants to homeowners to install solar panels and battery energy storage systems.

Repair and Leasing Scheme – A new scheme to bring vacant properties into use for social housing

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