Housing grants and schemes
Home Renovation Incentive
Homeowners and landlords can claim a tax credit on the cost of improvements to residential property.
The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme enables homeowners or landlords to claim tax relief on repairs, renovations or improvement work that is carried out on their main home or rental property by tax-compliant contractors and that is subject to 13.5% VAT.Home Renovation Incentive.Home Renovation Incentive
The HRI is paid in the form of a tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure, which can be set against your income tax over 2 years. This effectively reduces the rate of VAT to zero on qualifying work, up to a value of €30,000
Budget 2017 – The Home Renovation Incentive is being extended until 31 December 2018.
Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability
Grants for alterations that need to be made to a home to make it suitable for a person with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or a mental health difficulty.
Housing Aid for Older People Scheme
Grants are available to improve the homes of older people so that they can stay in their own homes for as long as possible.
Mobility Aids Grant Scheme
A grant to help with the cost of works to address mobility problems in the home.
Improvement works in lieu of local authority housing
Local authorities may improve or extend privately owned houses as an alternative to providing local authority housing.
Local authority home improvement loans
Local authority loans are available to owner-occupiers towards the cost of necessary works to improve, repair or extend their houses.
Housing for older people
Schemes and grants for housing and home improvements for older people and people with disabilities.
Better Energy Homes Scheme
This scheme provides grants to help to increase the energy efficiency of homes, including grants for home insulation.
Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme
This scheme aims to increase the energy efficiency and warmth of homes where people on low incomes are living.
Grant scheme to replace lead pipes and fittings
Grants to help low-income households with the cost of replacing domestic water piping that contains lead.