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Council House - is this positive?

  • 30-09-2022 3:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 27

    Hi all,

    I'm a single mother, rented for 12 years now and working as a teacher.

    I'm on the council list for 12 years. I declined a 2 bed apartment in 2020 as I was pregnant at the time and me and my partner had hopes to get a mortgage.

    This relationship subsequently ended.

    I moved back in with my parents 3 mths ago to save more.

    I recently received a call out to the house from a member of the housing department. Showed them my circumstances. She gave nothing away and said she was visiting a number of people that day to assess suitability for a home becoming available soon.

    That was 3 weeks ago. I contacted my local TD who said he received a response from the housing department stating I'm "activity being considered" for the property.

    Does anyone have any idea if this is a positive sign?



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,256 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Yes, it is.

    Not a guarantee though, it will depend on your needs vs others on the list at the time.

    But your income must be under the limit for social housing at the time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Shhk11

    Thanks, I'm doing job share at the moment so just under the limit.