As a tenant, it is very important that you keep your rent payments up to date. We operate a zero tolerance approach to the non payment of rent. The amount of rent you pay depends on the type of property you live in. You will be advised by your Resident Support Worker how your rent is calculated during the pre-tenancy process.
There are two methods for calculating rent:
(i) The Differential Rent Scheme
The differential rent scheme applies to properties funded under the Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme or the earlier Rental Subsidy Scheme. Generally all our family properties were funded under this scheme and therefore those tenants pay a differential rent. This scheme calculates rent dependent upon your income.
(ii) The Economic Rent Scheme
The economic rent scheme applies to properties funded under the Capital Assistance Scheme. The rent for the property depends on the size of the property and the cost of maintaining the property. The rent is set at an affordable level bearing in mind the circumstances of our tenants. Depending on your income, tenants may be able to claim rental assistance from the Department of Social Protection. Please contact your local Community Welfare Officer for further information or ask your Resident Support Worker.