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Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability (Private Houses)

Funding is provided for local authorities expenditure incurred on the suite of adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability.

The suite of grants available to private home owners are 80% funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, with a 20% contribution from the resources of each local authority.   Three distinct grant types are available.

  1. The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability assists people with a disability to have necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works carried out in order to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.
  2. The Mobility Aids Grant is available to fast track grants to cover a basic suite of works to address the mobility problems of a member of a household.  Qualifying works include the provision of stair lifts, level access showers, access ramps, grab rails and some minor adaptation works.
  3. The Housing Aid for Older People provides grants of up to €8,000 to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. Grant eligible works include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to or replacement of windows and doors, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities, provision of heating, cleaning, painting etc.

To apply you can download the form below or you can get a copy of the form from the Housing Grants Section of your Local Authority or their website.

Fully completed application forms should be returned to your Local Authority Office.

Application Form

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