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The aim of Housing and Community Directorate is to ensure that every household can obtain a dwelling of good standard at a price or rent it can afford. In order that the aim can be achieved it is important that unfit and overcrowded houses be eliminated, that the demand for houses be met as it arises, that the structural and environmental standards of housing be improved on a constant basis and that owner occupation be encouraged to the fullest extent compatible with national economic and social development. RAPID stands for “Revitalising Areas through Planning, Investment and Development”. The programme is currently being delivered in 51 areas throughout the country to target disadvantage and to integrate services in local areas. The focus is on people working together, to make things happen through the combined efforts of the community, the voluntary sector, the City Council, Cork City Partnership, Cork Local Drugs Task Force, the VEC, FÁS, the Gardaí and local Councillors.

Contact Telephone Numbers for the Housing Offices

  • Allocations Section (021) 4924198 / 4924593/ 4924470/ 4924237/ 4924306
  • Transfers (021) 4924237 / 4924198 / 4924470
  • Capital (021) 492 4668 / 4924580 / 4924699
  • Disabled Persons Grant (021) 4924169 / 4924512
  • Housing Assessment Unit (021) 4924496 / 4924667
  • Loans: (021) 4924243 / 4924180
  • Tenant Purchase (021) 4924243 / 4924512
  • Traveller Accommodation (021) 4924474
  • Welfare Officers (021) 4924183 / 4924405
  • Tenancy Enforcement Officer (021) 4924016
  • Rents Section General Office (021) 4924175 / 4924294
  • Resident Participation (021) 4924751
  • Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS)
    (021) 4924236 / 4924689
  • Housing Maintenance HELPLINE (021) 4298710
  • RAPID (021) 4924596

Area Housing Offices

North Area: Harbour View Road

Knocknaheeny (021) 492 4740


City Hall (021) 492 4167 / 4654 / 4179 / 4436 / 4413 / 4489

Please Contact:

Traveller Accommodation Unit,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,

Telephone: (021) 4924474 / 4924016
Office Opening Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday - Friday


South West Regional Action Plan 2013-2018(1,096KB) South West Regional Action Plan 2013-2018

Regional Action Plan for Homeless Services 2010-2013 in the South West Region(427KB)

Homelessness an Integrated Strategy for Cork, 2009 – 2011 was launched in 2009. The multi agency approach is seen to be both practical and beneficial to those in need of the services. The new Strategy outlines the plans for the next three years to ensure that the level of services provided are adequate to meet the needs of the homeless.

Housing News and Features
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Cork City Council's Choice Based Letting System

Social Housing Support Applicants and transfer Applicants can now log in every week to the website.  Remember dwellings will be advertised on a weekly basis from 9 a.m. Wednesdays to 5 p.m. Tuesdays.  You need to log in every week .

Social Housing Assessment

The 2017 Summary Social Housing Assessment continues the process of annual assessments of national housing need, commenced with the 2016 summary, in line with the commitment contained in ‘Social Housing Strategy 2020 – Support, Supply & Reform’. The assessments are required to identify the total level of national housing need, and to provide vital data to inform the development of housing policy. All local authorities are required by the Department to reassess applicants on their waiting lists, to collect up-to-date and accurate information on their social housing needs.





Contact Us

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

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Fax No. (021) 496 2311

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General Information

Long-term leasing

Properties will be leased from the private sector and used to accommodate households from the waiting list. Leased properties will be allocated to tenants, in accordance with Cork City Council's scheme of letting priorities. Further information

Homeless Emergency Services

The Cork City Homeless Forum has produced a guide to homeless emergency services for over 18’s in Cork detailing the full range of emergency accommodation available for homeless persons within Cork City.

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