Do I Qualify For Social Housing?

Social Housing applicants and applicants for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan should note that in light of the Covid-19 emergency, a temporary alternate arrangement has been put in place that will remove the need for them to have to obtain a physically completed HPL1 form from Revenue, either in person, by post, or by Revenue’s online systems ROS/MyAccount.

Instead, the applicant can request that Fingal County Council undertake an electronic process to obtain the information from the Revenue Commissioners. Persons who wish to avail of this option should contact either the Social Housing Support or Home Loan Section and request that the relevant HPL1 information be obtained on their behalf by Fingal County Council

To apply for housing with us you need to:

a)       live in the Fingal area or
b)       have a local connection to the Fingal area


You have a local connection if:

1) A member of the household has resided in the area (for a continuous 5 year period) at any time, or,

2) A member of the household is employed in the area or within 15 kilometres of the area, or,

3) A member of the household is in full-time education in any university, college, school or other educational establishment in the area, or,

4) A member of the household, who has enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment, is attending a related educational or medical establishment in the area, or,

5) A relative of any member of the household lives in the area and has lived here for a minimum of 2 years.

In very special circumstances we may accept an application from someone who doesn’t qualify by having a local connection or who doesn’t live in the area if you can show that your housing need can only be met by Fingal County Council.

If you are a non EEA National you may qualify to make a housing application under one of the criteria listed here Legal Status in Ireland and Making a Housing Application

Income Eligibility Limits here


How do I apply?

You have to complete Application for Social Housing Support and please make sure you provide all the supporting documents that are needed.  You can submit an application by post to: Housing Support, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 W638 or you can use the drop box located outside the main entrance to the Fingal County Council Office.  You can also submit your application by email to [email protected] .

Please be aware that it can take up to 12 weeks to process your application.  You will receive written notification to let you know whether or not you have been accepted onto the Council’s housing list.

Application for Social Housing Support Application for Social Housing Support 

Watch our video on how to apply for Social Housing Support here.


Leagan Gaeilge Application for Social Housing Support Leagan Gaeilge

Disability and/or Medical Information form HMD Form 1

Watch our video on how to apply for a Medical Priority here.


To amend your current social housing application please complete this form Social Housing Application Amendment Form

An Easy to Read Guide to Filling in the Social Housing Support Application Form, can be found here

Housing Allocations Scheme Document

Social Housing Assessment (Amendment) Regulations 2021 

Household Means Policy


Contact Us

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Telephone: (01) 8905000 or (01) 8905902

Or visit us at either of our housing counters;

Opening hours for our housing counter at County Hall, Swords
Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Opening hours for housing counter Civic Offices, Blanchardstown
Monday to Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm