How To Apply

How To Apply

There will be an individual application for each Affordable Housing scheme, there is no general application form or waiting list. 

When affordable homes are made available for purchase, they will be advertised in the following places;

  1. South Dublin County Council’s website
  2. South Dublin County Council’s Social Media pages and
  3. In a local/national newspaper.

The advertisement will include details about the scheme including how and when to apply.  Applications will be accepted through an online application portal. If you have previously registered or set up an account to manage another housing application (including tenancy, social/affordable housing applications and/or HAP) you will not need to register again. Once registered, applicants must complete an affordable housing application through the HOL system.

Once the application portal opens, you can proceed to complete the online application form. You will be required to submit the supporting documentation if your application is successful.  


Please be aware that applications will be prioritised in line with the adopted Scheme of Priority for Affordable Dwelling Purchase Arrangements(link):

  • Priority will be given to eligible applicants in the date and time order that their applications were received.
  • A minimum of 30% of the dwellings will be allocated to eligible applicants who are or have been resident in the administrative area of South Dublin County Council for a minimum period of five (5) years.


 Your application will be assessed, and it will be determined whether you qualify for an affordable dwelling or not. When all applications have been assessed and eligibility has been determined, South Dublin County Council will contact all applicants to advise if they have been successful and if they will be receiving an offer or not, depending on the number of properties available.