House provided to people on low incomes or with particular needs by government agencies or non-profit organizations. It gives people a home. It’s cheaper to rent than privately rented housing and usually provides a long-term occupation, giving renters the chance to put down roots. Social landlords tend to be councils or housing associations.
People who are in genuine need of housing and are unable to provide accommodation from your resources they have a legal right to remain in the State on a long term basis. They should be of 18 years of age or older. The demand for social housing is very high. When you apply for housing you’ll be placed on a waiting list, you can expect to wait at least 5 years before getting a house. It depends on your housing need.