COVID-19 - Housing and Rents
Housing and Rents
Where Council tenants are experiencing reduced income/loss of employment, they are advised to make direct contact by phone with the Housing Department of Kerry County Council. Subsequent to this contact, each tenant’s case will be examined on a case by case basis by the staff in that department.
On 15 April 2020, it was confirmed that arrangements are now in place for home loan borrowers who may be struggling to make repayments as a result of income reductions due to the COVID- 19 emergency.
A mortgage payment break of up to three months is now available to those who need it, following a directive by the Department. Under the arrangement, borrowers will not have to make mortgage payments for up to three months. Additional interest will not accrue during the payment break, ensuring that no increased cost will arise.
The monthly repayment following the break will be increased to facilitate the repayment of the loan over the remainder of the existing term. This facility applies to all local authority home loan products.
New Housing Applicants
Requirements to submit the HPL1 form with your social housing application form is being temporarily suspended until the Revenue Commissioners offices re-open . Alternative arrangements are being put in place to allow local authorities obtain the relevant information for the duration of the crisis.
Contact the Housing Unit on 066 7183862 or [email protected]