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Renewed appeal for Clare properties to house Ukrainian people

12 June 2024

Clare County Council is appealing to those who have unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for those fleeing war in Ukraine.

The call is part of a government initiative, led by local authorities, to make use of unoccupied houses, apartments or holiday homes to house Ukrainian people and families.

A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available for properties used to house those arriving from Ukraine.

Clare County Council will take offers of houses, apartments, or holiday homes for temporary accommodation, liaise with owners to assess suitability, and arrange for their use by Ukrainian people and families.

Property owners can offer homes at offerahome.ie or by contacting Clare County Council via email at: offerahome@clarecoco.ie.

Those who offer a property can expect to be contacted by the local authority within 5 working days of making their offer and an assessment of the property will be carried out by the local authority shortly after. The assessment is to ensure the property is habitable and to get some details so it can be matched to the most appropriate person or family. 

Anybody who offers a property will be able to check the status of their offer at any stage through the website, offerahome.ie.  

This is a call for stand-alone properties that are not occupied by others. Properties should be in liveable condition and, ideally, available for at least 6 months. Clare County Council recognises the importance of stable communities and services and as such is asking that people consider offering for longer periods.

While rent will not be payable to those who offer properties, a tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available from the Department of Social Protection to those who offer accommodation to Ukrainians.

If you have a property that is otherwise going to be empty please consider offering it for those who need a safe home for a while.

To offer a property or for more information, visit www.offerahome.ie.

For more information, contact:

Deirdre Ryan at email address:  offerahome@clarecoco.ie or by phone at: (065) 6846577

Page last reviewed: 12/06/24

Content managed by: Housing and Integration Department

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