Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2021

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE IF YOU ARE AN APPLICANT ON THE SOCIAL HOUSING WAITING LIST IN COUNTY LOUTH

The Housing Assessments Unit of Louth County Council will shortly commence a Summary of Social Housing Assessments in accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009.

What is a Summary of Social Housing Assessments (SSHA)?

The Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2021 is a review of those applicants for social housing supports that were qualified on the social housing waiting list with Louth County Council prior to 31st July 2020, but excluding those applicants that were reviewed during the SSHA 2020.

How will Louth County Council contact relevant applicants?

Louth County Council will write to the relevant applicants that were qualified on the social housing waiting list within the timeframe noted above. Households that have been included on a Council Transfer List and those in accommodation provided under RAS or HAP will not be required to update their files and, therefore, will not receive any correspondence in this regard.

What will I have to do?

Applicants who receive this letter will be asked to complete a form, provide updated information and supporting documentation where relevant and return this information to Louth County Council. The information provided by each applicant will be reassessed under the Social Housing Assessment Regulations 2011 (as amended) taking into consideration the applicant’s eligibility and need.

When and where should I submit the information?

The completed form and all relevant supporting documentation must be returned to Louth County Council at one of the following four locations before 5 pm on Friday, 8th October 2021:

Civic Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda, Co Louth A92 P440

Millennium Centre, County Hall, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 KFW6

Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 W20C

Mid Louth Civic Services Centre, Fair Green, Ardee, Co Louth A92 RYT2

What will happen if I do not return the information requested?

If you fail to return the completed form and all supporting documentation within the specified timeframe, your application for social housing support will be terminated.

Who do I contact with queries regarding completion of the form or the information required?

If you have any queries regarding completion of the form or the supporting documentation required, please contact Louth County Council on 1890 202 303 or email hau@louthcoco.ie

 

All future lettings of social housing units will be made from this assessment.   Therefore, it is essential that applicants who are contacted by Louth County Council  in relation to the Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2021 return completed forms and all supporting documentation before 5 pm on Friday, 8th October 2021.   

 

John Lawrence
Senior Executive Officer                                                                                             20th September 2021