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Housing applications

What happens when I apply?

If you are assessed by Clare County Council as being in need of social housing support, you are then placed on our housing waiting list. As dwellings become available for letting, they are allocated from the waiting list in accordance with the council's social housing allocation scheme, and taking account of all the relevant circumstances. 

You may specify three areas where you would like to live, but you should remember that if you choose a popular area, you may wait longer for an offer of housing than if you choose a less popular area.

If you are offered a house you do not want, you can refuse it. However two refusals of reasonable offers of social housing over a 12 month period will result in a household  not being considered by the housing authority for the allocation of a dwelling, for a period of one year.

Local authority housing is unfurnished. If you are offered a local authority home, you may be eligible for help from the community welfare service. Contact the Community Welfare Officer for more information about this.

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Housing Department
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6846334
(065) 6846403
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and by appointment only from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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