Housing Options Covid- 19 Service Update

In line with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection COVID-19 Guidelines, Cork County Council tenants and HAP/RAS customers can apply to have their rent re-assessed.

All tenants seeking a rent reduction due to loss of earnings or employment because of the COVID-19 pandemic should scan/post confirmation of reduced income from either their employer or the Dept of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to:

  • HAP/RAS tenants can email same to: hap@corkcoco.ie
  • Cork County Council tenants can email same to: rentassessment@corkcoco.ie
  • Postal address: HAP/RAS - Housing Section, Floor 4, Cork County Council, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, Ireland. Eircode: T12 R2N 
  • Cork County Council tenants – Rent Assessment Unit, Cork County Council Offices, Kent St., Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Eircode: P85 X375

This will allow us to begin re-assessments as quickly as possible.  If there is a time lag in actually changing the rent payment, adjustments will be backdated. We would stress the importance of tenants continuing to pay rent until the re-assessment is complete.

The Housing Options Section provides a number of Housing Services beyond the direct provision of housing by Cork County Council. Such services include the facilitation of housing by Approved Housing Bodies and the private rental sector in addition to leasing through Departmental approved Schemes.  This section also facilitates property purchases to tenants and provides home loans to both tenants and other qualified applicants through the Tenant Incremental Purchase Scheme and the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme.