The overall aim of the Housing Policy is to enable every household to have available to them an affordable dwelling of good quality, suited to its needs, in a good environment and as far as possible at a tenure of its choice. The general strategy for realising this policy is that those who can afford to do so should provide housing for themselves and those unable to do so from their own resources should have access to social housing or income support to rent private housing. Functions
The functions of Longford County Council in relation to housing are as follows:
- To provide and manage rented Local Authority housing for those unable to provide housing from their own resources
- To provide and manage accommodation for travellers
- To promote home ownership through tenant purchase schemes, shared ownership schemes and various loan options for those who fulfil certain criteria
- To be a facilitator for approved voluntary or non-profit housing organisations by providing rented accommodation and facilities to enforce housing standards and controls in relation to private rented dwellings.