Summary of Social Housing Needs Assessment

In accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and Section 6 of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, Limerick City and County Council has been instructed by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government to carry out a Housing Needs Assessment for 2019.

Social housing applicants in Limerick will have to declare if they wish to remain on the local authority housing list as part of a Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government assessment to determine a true and accurate need across the country.

Relevant applicants must return forms or face prospect of losing place on housing list

Limerick City and County Council is obliged to carry out a Summary of Social Housing Assessment (SSHA) for 2019 and has written to all relevant applicants. Each applicant will be requested to confirm their current housing need and will be required to submit the completed application form.

Applicants will also be requested to submit copies of supporting documentation in the event of a change of circumstances since they were last assessed. All applicants must return the FREEPOST form by Friday 05 April 2019.

Anyone receiving a letter must return the completed form and evidence of their income. This can consist of three original pay slips if in employment, or original Department of Social Protection (DSP) payment receipts.

Please note: Under the departmental directive, failure to submit fully completed SSHA 2019 form along with relevant documentation will result in the case being closed and the applicant being removed from the housing list.

Those assessed as part of the SSHA in 2018 will not be included this year’s review, while all HAP tenants, RAS tenants and applicants for a social housing transfer are also excluded.

All councillors have been notified of the Summary of Social Housing Assessment and are encouraged to remind any applicants of its existence and that it is imperative to complete the form and return it to avoid losing their place on the list.

The Summary of Social Housing Assessment form has been sent to those on the list by Limerick City and County Council and must be returned by post by Friday 5th April to the following address:

Housing Support Services
Limerick City and County Council,
Merchant’s Quay,

Anyone with questions can contact:
Housing Support Services
Phone: +353 61-557010

This service is provided by

Housing Support Services Department

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90