Oaklee Housing provides a range of social housing for rent throughout Ireland including; housing for families, single people, elderly people and people with a physical or intellectual disability. We currently have a stock of 2,300 properties in various locations across the Republic of Ireland.
Oaklee Housing is committed to delivering as much quality, affordable homes as possible to assist those in housing need.
If you are aged over 55 and want to remain living in your community with the added benefits of security, independence, peace of mind and support as required, then you may be interested in living in one of our sheltered housing schemes. To be eligible for sheltered housing you must be: Over 55 years old (In some developments over 60), eligible to be included on a Local Authority housing waiting list, or an existing Housing Association or Local Authority tenant who would like to transfer to a sheltered housing property. Eligible applicants who wish to return to Ireland from overseas (through the Safe Home programme) may also be considered. We believe that it is important that older people are provided with the opportunity to remain living as independently as possible. Sheltered housing is purpose-built housing that allows residents to live independently, with the help of some additional supports. All of our sheltered housing schemes are integrated within the wider community giving older people access to the facilities that they require while also feeling part of a community.
The term 'General Needs Housing' is used to describe housing for rent that is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 who does not require any help or support, including single people, couples or families. The accommodation is normally provided in a self – contained bungalow, house, flat or maisonette form.
Vacancies can arise in Oaklee’s stock via a number of avenues;
If you would like further information on the housing application process, please visit the Citizens Information website www.citizensinformation.ie
Our properties are located across the Republic of Ireland.
Social housing is rented housing for people on low incomes with affordable rents. It is provided by local authorities and housing associations. Social housing makes up approximately 10% of all the housing stock in Ireland, with housing associations, including Oaklee Housing providing 27,000 tenancies. Rents for social housing are either set at an affordable level or are in a majority of cases based on a household’s income and will vary depending on the household’s circumstances and income changes.
To be eligible for social housing, an individual must have applied to the Local Authority in their area. The Local Authority assesses the application and makes a decision as to an applicant’s eligibility. Each Local Authority has different eligibility criteria for inclusion on their housing waiting list. We would recommend that interested applicants contact their Local Authority in the first instance for more details on their eligibility criteria. Once applicants have been assessed and approved by the Local Authority they are placed on the housing waiting list for their areas of choice. If you wish to be considered for Oaklee Housing properties, applicants should indicate on the Housing Application form that they wish to be considered for housing provided by Approved Housing Bodies.
No, Oaklee can only accept nominations from the relevant Local Authority, when a vacancy arises in one of our developments.