Housing grants scheme now open for applications
The Housing Grants Scheme is now open for applications in Louth, with grants being awarded based on a priority basis.
Louth TD Declan Breathnach issued a statement this week advising those who wish to apply for any of the Housing Adaptation Grants that the grant scheme is now open for consideration of applications by Louth County Council.
‘I am told that the grant scheme will remain open and grants awarded will be based on the normal priority basis.”
‘For Housing Adaption Grants - Priority 1, which will assist those who need whole time care in the home. Grants for Housing for Older People - Priority to works that will preserve the integrity of the dwelling, and finally Mobility Aids Grants - Priority 1, which will assist those who need whole-time care in the home. He added: ’I have been told by the County Council that any persons who made application in 2016, who were awarded Priority 1 do not require to make a further application. Any person who was deemed Priority 2 or 3 in 2016 will need to re-apply if they feel their circumstances need to be reassessed. Louth County Council Staff will be able to advise applicants from 2016 which category they were in.
People should consider applying where changes need to be made to a home to make it suitable for a person with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or mental health difficulty to live in.
The grant can help you to make changes and adaptations to your home, for example, making it wheelchair-accessible, extending it to create more space, adding a groundfloor bathroom or toilet or a stair-lift, or for older people living in poor conditions they can apply for a grant to have necessary repairs carried out to their home.