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Rental Accommodation Scheme

If you are looking for an Application form or Council Document you will find them in the All Publications section of this website or alternatively if you are looking for a Housing document or Applications form you can find in Housing Documents & Forms section of this website.

The Rental Accommodation Scheme is an initiative introduced to cater for the accommodation needs of persons who are in receipt of rent supplement, normally for more than 18 months, and who have a long term housing need.

  1. The County Council will locate accommodation for eligible applicants and pay rent direct to the landlord. The applicant still contributes to the rent but pays instead to the Council.
  2. The scheme will provide long-term housing security and lead to improvements in the quality and standards of private rented accommodation.
  3. An applicant qualifies if they already receive a rent supplement under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme and are assessed by the County Council to have a longterm housing need.

Leased Properties

Carlow County Council are seeking suitable houses/apartments to lease directly from Landlords for subsequent lease to social tenants. Landlords should complete the Expression of Interest Form which can be found in the Housing Documents & Forms section of this website and submitted to the Council for consideration. Mandate requirements for houses/apartments can be seen on the Housing Documents and Forms page.