Housing in Finglas and Ballymun

Finglas and Darndale to Pilot Scheme for Choice Based Housing Lettings

Dublin City Council announces details of a new Choice Based Lettings
Scheme which will come into operation 01 November 2011 as part of its
current Housing Allocation Scheme.

Choice Based Lettings will be introduced on a pilot basis in two areas
in the city – Finglas South and Darndale. At present, when vacancies
arise in these areas the allocations process can sometimes be very
lengthy. Long term vacant properties are easy to identify and pose a
higher risk of being vandalised and, in some cases, can put adjacent
houses and families at risk to the same vandals. There is also a loss
of revenue to the Council.

Under the new scheme vacancies that come about in these areas will be
advertised in the media and people can register their interest in them
with the Council. It is hoped that this will lead to a quicker turn
around in vacant properties. This pilot scheme will run for six months
and may be extended to other areas if it proves to be successful.