The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 requires Kerry County Council to prepare and adopt a Traveller Accommodation Programme for the period from 1st July 2019 to the 30th June 2024.
The purpose of this programme is to assess the current and projected accommodation needs for accommodation for Traveller families in Kerry County over this period and to outline specific proposals to ensure this need is met. The programme will have regard to all relevant legislation.
Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee
The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 requires that each Local Authority appoints a local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee. The membership of this committee is made up of elected representatives, officials from the Council’s Housing Department as well as representatives from the Travelling Community and those persons who are employed by various agencies to represent the needs of the Travelling Community.
The function of the Committee as determined by the Act is:
- To advise in relation to the preparation and implementation of the Traveller Accommodation Programme
- To advise on the Management of accommodation for Travellers
- To provide a liaison between Travellers and members and officials of the appointing authority
Kerry County Council has on its staff, a Traveller Liaison Officer and a Traveller Specific Housing Officer whose roles are to address specific Traveller issues including accommodation.
If you have any queries, please contact Kerry County Council Housing Department on 066 7183862