Apply for a Council Home

You qualify for social housing if you:

  • are in genuine need of housing and are unable to provide accommodation from your own resources.
  • have a legal right to remain in the State on a long term basis.
  • are 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a net income that is below the thresholds listed:
Single adult €35,000
2 Adults
No Children
1 Adult
1 Child
1 Adult
2 Children
2 Adults
1 Child
2 Adults
2 Children
2 Adults
3 Children
2 Adults
4 Or More Children
3 Adults
4 Or More Children

Housing Allocations Scheme

Currently Waiting on the Council List

The demand for social housing is high.  When you apply for housing you'll be placed on a waiting list, you can expect to wait at least 7 years before we can offer you a house (depending on your housing need).

Current Allocation Statistics

The total number of households accommodated from our lists in 2018 were as follows:

1494      Social Housing Allocations (includes Local authority own stock, Approved Housing Bodies, Mortgage to Rent, Leasing
1,325    HAP
1,179    Homeless HAP
Total: 3,933

There were 17,445 on the Housing List.

How We Prioritise:

Dublin City Council is clear and transparent on prioritising the housing needs of our tenants.

Band 1

All priority cases (Medical, Welfare, Homeless, Traveller)

Band 2

All overcrowded cases and those with previously awarded medical or welfare points

Band 3

All remaining qualified households

To Apply:

Easy to Read Guide to Filling in the Social Housing Support Application Form

Housing Application form and Housing HPL1 form

Add Partner to an Application

Medical Priority Form

Change of Address Form

Irish version of the Housing Application form and Housing HPL1 form

Or contact us at the address below to request a copy.

For More Information:

Housing Allocations and Transfer Section

T: 222 2201


Mary Hayes, Deputy Director, has responsibility for Housing Allocations and Transfers

Area Offices:

Ballymun Area Office, Ballymun Civic Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9. T: 222 5610

Ballyfermot Area Office, Ballyfermot Community Civic centre, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10. T: 222 4600

Cabra Area Office, 97 New Cabra Road, Dublin 7. T: 222 7400

Crumlin Area office, 13 St. Agnes Road, Crumlin Village, Dublin 12. T: 222 5500

Darndale Area Office, Bell Building, Darndale-Belcamp Village Centre, Darndale, Dublin 17. T: 222 6930

Finglas Area Office, Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Dublin 11. T: 222 5400

Kilbarrack Area Office, Bell Building, Darndale-Belcamp Village Centre, Darndale, Dublin 17. T: 222 8540

NEIC Area office, 51-53 Lwr Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1. T: 222 2249

South Central Area Office, Eblana House, First Floor, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8. T: 222 5200

South East Area Office, Block 2, Floor 3,, Civic Offices, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8. T: 222 2243