Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Social and Affordable Housing
1232. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of revisions being made to the social housing application form to identify the need for wheelchair suitable housing; when he expects the revised application form to be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3341/20]
My Department has been engaged in a process of revision of the social housing application form in collaboration with the local authority sector. The application form, as currently prescribed in regulations, already allows applicants to identify that they have particular housing requirement arising from a disability.
As part of the work on the application form, my Department was requested to consider including a specific identifier for persons that require "wheelchair suitable" accommodation and this has been agreed.
Work on the application form is at an advanced stage and it is intended to publish the relevant revised regulations shortly.