Cork City Council is currently reviewing all social housing applications which were received on or before 31st December 2008 and were approved as being eligible for social housing support. The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, issued new Social Housing Assessment Regulations which came into effect on 1st April 2011. As a result, Cork City Council is obliged to review all applications for social housing received before that date so as to comply with these new regulations and determine eligibility for social housing support.
The review of social housing applications will be carried out in two phases:
It is anticipated that the first phase will take a number of months to complete as it involves the review of over 4,000 applications. Applicants in this phase are being written to on 22nd June 2011 informing them of this review. They are required to complete a Housing Assessment Review Form and return Documentary Evidence, as outlined on the form, on or before 8th July 2011. Applicants are being informed that if they fail to return the form before this date, Cork City Council will presume that they no longer require housing support and their application for social housing support will be cancelled.
When the first phase is completed, the second phase will commence and this will focus on applications received between 1st January 2009 and 31st March 2011, as outlined above.These applicants will be written to in due course.
Allocations Section, Housing & Community Directorate
22nd June 2011