The aim of Housing and Community Directorate is to ensure that every household can obtain a dwelling of good standard at a price or rent it can afford. In order that the aim can be achieved it is important that unfit and overcrowded houses be eliminated, that the demand for houses be met as it arises, that the structural and environmental standards of housing be improved on a constant basis and that owner occupation be encouraged to the fullest extent compatible with national economic and social development. RAPID stands for “Revitalising Areas through Planning, Investment and Development”. The programme is currently being delivered in 51 areas throughout the country to target disadvantage and to integrate services in local areas. The focus is on people working together, to make things happen through the combined efforts of the community, the voluntary sector, the City Council, Cork City Partnership, Cork Local Drugs Task Force, the VEC, FÁS, the Gardaí and local Councillors.
Contact Telephone Numbers for the Housing Offices
For housing maintenance requests:
· telephone the Housing Maintenance HELPLINE 021 4298710
· email firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Housing Offices
North Area: Harbour View Road
Knocknaheeny (021) 492 4740
City Hall (021) 492 4167 / 4654 / 4179 / 4436 / 4413 / 4489
Traveller Accommodation Unit,
Cork City Council,
Telephone: (021) 4924474 / 4924751 / 4924016
Office Opening Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Homelessness an Integrated Strategy for Cork, 2009 – 2011 was launched in 2009. The multi agency approach is seen to be both practical and beneficial to those in need of the services. The new Strategy outlines the plans for the next three years to ensure that the level of services provided are adequate to meet the needs of the homeless.
“Cork Foyer, empowering young adults to realise their full potential and take their rightful place in the local community.” The Cork Foyer is a Cork City Council housing project that is steered by a Management Committee comprising of representatives from Cork City Enterprise Board, HSE, VEC, FAS, Cork County Council, An Garda Sìochána, Foyer Residents and the Blackpool Community Association. The project provides a unique combination of safe and secure accommodation, support and training under one roof for 18 young adults that were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Positive developments are encouraged both personally and academically, equipping young adults with the skills needed to progress from dependence to independence. Foyers are a place to live and learn”. To apply or find further information visit www.corkfoyer.ie
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Tel. No: (021) 4966222
Fax No. (021) 496 2311
Housing and Community Directorate, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.
Properties will be leased from the private sector and used to accommodate households from the waiting list. Leased properties will be allocated to tenants, in accordance with Cork City Council's scheme of letting priorities. Further information
The Cork City Homeless Forum has produced a guide to homeless emergency services for over 18’s in Cork detailing the full range of emergency accommodation available for homeless persons within Cork City.