On 9th October Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla proposed a motion requesting a statement of Policy from Cork County Council in regards to how Social Housing is allocated. The motion (below) also requests data on what allocations have taken place this year and during 2016, so that the public can see how the policy of Council is being implemented.
Unfortunately, the housing department were unable to answer the question on the day and it was agreed that a report would be ready for the next regular meeting of Cork County Council, that is due to take place on Monday 23rd October at County Hall.
Please note, members of the public are free to attend the regular fortnightly meetings of County Council, they happen (normally) on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Here is the text of the motion proposed:
That this Council requests a statement regarding the policy for allocation of social housing (own stock, non-HAP/RAS) being followed by Cork County Council and also a report on allocations made during 2016 and year-to-date for 2017, including:
- Analysis of data by number of years the beneficiary of each allocation was on the housing list.
- Analysis by number of individuals accommodated per allocation, i.e. family/household size, revealing the total number of individuals accommodated.
- Analysis by national origin, whether allocations were made to Irish citizens, citizens of EU member states or to people from outside the EU.
- Analysis of prior status of beneficiaries of allocations – e.g. homeless families, homeless individuals, unaccommodated families or individuals (e.g. with parents etc.), private rental tenants, HAP or RAS tenants, former prisoners, identifiable minority (travellers), disabled people and other identifiable prior status indicators.