Councillor fears Social Housing Assessment will alienate those most vulnerable

SDCC Housing

Cllr Francis Timmons said ‘’ I have officially written to South Dublin County Council to look at their policy on reassessing eligibility for housing support that involves removing people from the housing list that do not respond to the letter sent out!’’ Cllr Timmons continued ‘’There may be many reasons why someone is not at the same address the council has but may still be in need of housing ie domestic violence, detox centres, homelessness etc the list is long I would be opposed to people being removed unless they no longer need housing or our deceased but not for any other reason. In my view this policy is not right and could alienate those most vulnerable’’. 

“South Dublin County Council is carrying out the 2020 Social Housing Assessment at the moment. The Council has written  to applicants who were approved for inclusion on the social housing waiting list before 10th April 2019 ONLY to reassess their eligibility for housing support.  Applicants must reply in full by logging into the South Dublin Social Housing Assessment website and completing on-line form by date stated in letter. Failure to respond will result in removal from the Housing Waiting List. Please note applicants who were approved since 10th April 2019 do not need to contact the Council regarding this assessment”, concluded Cllr Timmons. 

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