Prioritisation of grants
Due to funding shortfalls the Housing Executive , the Housing Executive is limiting the range of grants and level of awards available to private tenants and owner-occupiers. This is known as prioritisation of grants.
Prioritisation does not affect mandatory grants. The Housing Executive can continue to approve applications for
However, while restrictions are in place, you may no longer be able to apply for discretionary grants, such as:
- renovation grant
- replacement grant
- home repairs assistance grant
- HMO grant and
- LOTS (Living over the Shops) grant.
Applications for HMO grants, where work has started, will be unaffected and all approved grants applications will continue as normal.
New applications for discretionary grants are unlikely to be approved, except in extraordinary circumstances. To be regarded as an exceptional circumstance the property in question must usually pose a significant risk to the health or safety of the people who reside in it. The Housing Executive may not even agree to accept any new preliminary enquiries for discretionary grants, until sufficient funds become available.
In normal circumstances, prioritisation of grant aid usually means that the Housing Executive awards grants in the following order:
Your local Grants Office can give you more information on how the Housing Executive prioritises grants in your area.
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