A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available for properties used to house those arriving from Ukraine
The call is part of a new 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. This payment rate applies from December 1st 2022.
More than 60,000 people have arrived to Ireland from Ukraine seeking safety and the vast majority need accommodation.
Property owners can offer homes at offerahome.ie or by contacting the local authority in which the property is located.
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.
“We understand that it can be daunting to offer a property to someone you don’t know. That is why local authorities will work with you throughout the process and be there to offer support while your property is being used.”
“If you have a property that is otherwise going to be empty this winter, please consider offering it for those who badly need a safe home for a while.”
To offer a property or for more information, visit offerahome.ie.