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Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2013

On 18th December 2013, the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, published the Summary of Housing Assessments 2013.

The assessment is a count by housing authorities of households qualified for social housing support within their functional areas.  

Key findings include:

  • 89,872 households were assessed as qualified for housing support as of 7th May 2013.
  • Single person households made up the largest household type (44%) followed by single adults with a child or children (30%)
  • Half (52%) of those who qualified for housing support had their main need categorised as ‘dependent on rent supplement’
  • The assessment contains, for the first time, more detailed information in relation to different types of disability
  • A quarter (24%) of households qualified for social housing support in the twelve months before the assessment, one-fifth (20%) did so more than five years ago.


Download the report here