The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 requires each local authority, following a consultation process, to prepare, adopt and implement 5 year rolling accommodation programmes to meet the existing and projected accommodation needs of Travellers in their areas.
These programmes provide a road map for Local Authority investment priorities over the period of the Programme and form the basis for the allocation of funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.
How to qualify
Accommodation for Travellers is provided across a range of options and it is open to Travellers to opt for any form of accommodation.
These include standard local authority housing, which is financed from the Department’s capital allocations for social housing, private rented accommodation or private housing assisted by local authorities or voluntary organisations and Traveller-specific accommodation which receives 100% capital funding from the Department. Traveller-specific accommodation includes group housing schemes and halting sites.
The following are the Guidelines for traveller accommodation: