Roscommon County Council is appealing to those who have unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for those fleeing war in Ukraine.
A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available for properties used to house those arriving from Ukraine, a payment rate which has applied since December 1 2022. Property owners can offer homes at offerahome.ie or by contacting the local authority in which the property is located.
Those who offer a property can expect to be contacted by the local authority within five working days of making their offer and an assessment of the property will be carried out by the local authority shortly after.
Properties should be in liveable condition and, ideally, available for at least six months. A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available from the Department of Social Protection to those who offer accommodation to Ukrainian people in need of housing.
Further information can also be received by contacting the Ukraine Response Support Team, of Roscommon County Council on 090 6637249 or by emailing [email protected]. Property owners can also offer homes at gov.ie/offerahome where they will be able to check the status of their offer at any stage through the website gov.ie/offerahome
Under the ‘Offer a Home’ programme, Roscommon County Council will take offers of houses, apartments or holiday homes for temporary accommodation, liaise with owners to assess suitability, and arrange for their use by Ukrainian people and families.
This is a call for stand-alone properties that are not occupied by others. Properties should be in liveable condition and, ideally, available for at least six months.