After you have been assessed
You are placed on the waiting list for social housing after the Housing Executive assesses you. When a property becomes available in an area it will be offered to the person with the highest number of points who requires that particular type of property in that area. You are entitled to three reasonable offers of permanent accommodation.
If you are offered permanent accommodation you must complete a year as an introductory tenant before you are entitled to your full rights as a Housing Executive or housing association tenant.
What happens next
After your assessment the Housing Executive will send you a letter telling you your points total. The Housing Executive will place you on the waiting list for permanent accommodation in the areas you selected on your application form. More
Dealing with offers
The accommodation you are offered should be suitable for your needs. You are entitled to three reasonable offers of accommodation. You have two or three working days to decide if you want to accept the accommodation. More
Refusing an offer
You don't have to accept the accommodation you are offered by the Housing Executive or a housing association. You are entitled to three reasonable offers of accommodation. However, if you turn down three reasonable offers of accommodation you won't get any further offers for a year. An offer will not count towards your three if the Housing Executive accepts that it was not reasonable. More