Grants & financial assistance
Lots of people are struggling to manage with housing issues because of the coronavirus crisis. Check out our Coronavirus section for information and advice on common problems, including help to pay your rent and mortgage, eviction and repairs.
There are very few public grants available these days to help people improve their homes. There are only two grants which the Housing Executive has to award if applicants meet the eligibility criteria. These are the Disabled Facilities Grant and the Repair Grant. Until the last few years, there were lots of grants to help homeowners improve their homes. Nowadays, these grants will only be approved in exceptional circumstances. If your home is causing a serious risk to public health & safety you might be eligible for a grant but it's very rare for these to be approved.