If you own your home or rent from a private landlord you may be able to get a grant from the Housing Executive to carry out repairs to maintain the standard of your home. You can't apply for a grant if you are a Housing Executive or housing association tenant.
Who can apply?
Each grant has different rules about who can apply. You must usually be over 18 and own or rent the property. Housing Executive and housing association tenants can't apply for a home improvement grant.
What grants are available?
Grants are available to help you improve or repair your home. Which grants are available depends on the type of work needed, your personal circumstances and the area you live in.
How much will I get?
The amount of money available depends on the type of grant you apply for and how much work needs to be carried out. Some grants are also reduced because of your personal circumstances. The Housing Executive will carry out a 'test of resources' to work out how much you should contribute to the cost of the work.
How do I apply for a grant?
You must apply in writing. There are two stages to applying for a home improvement grant. You must tell the Housing Executive the type of work you need, and include an estimate of the cost of the work.
How do the Housing Executive decide who gets a grant?
The grants scheme is designed to help those properties that most need help. The Housing Executive may awards grants based on:
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