A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available for properties used to house those arriving from Ukraine
’Offer a Home’ 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. More than 70,000 people have arrived to Ireland from Ukraine seeking safety and the vast majority need accommodation.
Under the ‘Offer a Home’ programme, Kildare 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 individuals and families.
Property owners can offer homes at gov.ie/offerahome 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.
Anybody who offers a property will be able to check the status of their offer at any stage through the website.
Appealing to the people of Kildare to offer unused properties, Kildare County Council commented: “The welcome that Irish people have shown to those arriving from Ukraine has been exceptional, and we are so thankful to those who have already offered homes.
“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 over the coming months, please consider offering it for those who badly need a safe home for a while.”
To offer a property or for more information, click here