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Housing adaption grant for new houses

We will only process Priority 1/Emergency case applications from Friday, 26th October until further notice. This is due to the large volume of private housing grant applications submitted.

A Housing Adaptation Grant is provided for new houses and is a targeted grant for people with a disability who purchase or build new houses (houses less than 12 months old).

A housing adaptation grant in respect of a house which has been built for less than 12 months cannot be paid where the applicant obtained a grant either under Article 6 (3) of the Housing (New House Grants etc.) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 34 of 1990).

Is it means tested?

Yes. Applicants are assessed on the basis of household means. The maximum grant under the Housing Adaptation Grant scheme for new houses shall be €14,500, which may cover 95% of the cost of works, whose gross household income is less than €30,000 per annum, tapering to 30% for applicants with gross household incomes of between €50,001 to €60,000 per annum.

The percentage of the grant available to each applicant is set out in the table below:

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability
(House less than 12 Months Old)
Gross Maximum Household Income per annum Percentage of Costs Available Maximum Grant Available
Up to €30,000 95% €14,500
€30,001 - €35,000 85% €12,325
€35,001 - €40,000 75% €10,875
€40,001 - €50,000 50% €7,250
€50,001 - €60,000 30% €4,350
In excess of €60,000 0% No Grant is Payable

How to apply?

Completed applications forms should be returned to:

Housing Grants,
Áras Contae and Chláir,
Clare County Council
New Road,
Co. Clare

Application form

Page last reviewed: 23/10/19

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