Housing applications

You can apply to Cavan County Council for Social Housing Support if you are in need of housing and cannot afford to provide it from your resources. In assessing your application, the Council will consider such factors as household size, household income, your present accommodation (if any), the condition of that accommodation, and any special circumstances including age, disability, medical circumstances etc. 

You can request an application form by

You can download an easy-to-read Guide to Filling in the Social Housing Support Application Form by clicking HERE

When completed you should return the form together with all of the relevant information requested to the Housing Section, Cavan County Council, Courthouse, Farnham Street, Cavan Town or drop it into the Customer Services Desk at Johnston Centre, Farnham Street, Cavan Town.


NOTE: Covid-19 HPL1 Temporary Process

Social Housing applicants should note that in light of the Covid-19 emergency, a temporary alternate arrangement has been put in place that will remove the need for them to have to obtain a physically completed HPL1 form from Revenue, either in person, by post, or by Revenue’s online systems ROS/MyAccount.

Instead, the applicant can request that the local authority undertake an electronic process to obtain the information from the Revenue Commissioners. Persons who wish to avail of this option should contact their local authority and request that the relevant HPL1 information be obtained on their behalf by the local authority.

Call 049-4378300 or email housing@cavancoco.ie for more information.



Housing Allocation Scheme

If you are qualified for social housing support, you are then placed on the Council’s housing waiting list. As houses become available for letting they are allocated from the waiting list in order of priority, taking account of all the relevant circumstances. You should remember that your position may go up or down depending on the circumstances of other people on the housing waiting list and as your own circumstances change.