The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’ Brien has commenced the enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme. This scheme will provide financial support to affected homeowners in counties Donegal, Mayo, Limerick and Clare whose dwelling has been damaged by the use of defective concrete blocks in its construction. Grants of up to €420,000 are available for affected homeowners depending on the works required under the scheme.
Under the scheme the Housing Agency will act as agents of the local authorities. Applications from homeowners received by a local authority will be validated and then referred to the Housing Agency to review and determine if the dwelling has met the ‘damage threshold’ for the scheme.
Once a home has met the damage threshold the Housing Agency will prioritise the assessment, sampling and testing process as required and determine the appropriate remediation option and grant amount.
For further information on your application or to apply contact your local authority at:
Documents providing detailed information on the scheme are available at the links provided. Homeowners are strongly advised and encouraged to read these in advance of reaching out to local authorities. The answers to most questions will be found quite quickly there particularly within ‘Your Questions Answered’.
- Your Questions Answered
- Ministerial Guidelines Document
- Remediation of Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks Act 2022
- Remediation of Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks Regulations 2023
Or learn more at www.gov.ie/Defectiveconcreteblocks