What is the Cost Rental Scheme?

Cost Rental housing offers affordable long-term, secure rented accommodation. It is aimed at people who have a net household income of €66,000 or below in Dublin or €59,000 or below in the rest of the country.

The rent you pay is based on the cost of building, managing, and maintaining the homes. The rent for Cost Rental homes is at least 25% below regular market rents in the area.

Cost Rental homes are delivered by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), The Land Development Agency (LDA) and local authorities and are registered with the Residential Tenancies Board.

When Cost Rental homes become available, they are advertised online by the AHB, local authority or LDA, depending on who the provider is. If you are interested in Cost Rental housing, you should check the AHB, LDA and local authority websites, as well as the Available Properties section of this site for details on upcoming developments.

  1. Am I eligible?

  2. How do I apply?

  3. How much will I pay?

  4. How long can I stay?

  5. FAQ

  6. Available Properties