A safe, secure and welcoming place to call home
Anam Croí is an approved housing body and run 14 independent living units in Gort na Creige, Claregalway. Our purpose-built 2-bedroom housing units, situated in the heart of Claregalway, allow older people to maintain their independence and quality of life, reducing the risk of social isolation and loneliness.
With access to Anam Croí’s Day Centre amenities and services, our independent living units offer residents a safe, secure and welcoming place to call home.
How to Apply
To be eligible for one of these homes the following requirements must be met:
- Applicants must be capable of independent living
- Applicants must have a housing need
- Applicants must be on the Local Authority housing list
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
How many houses do you have?
We have 14 two bedroom single story houses.
What is the application criteria?
These houses are for people over 60 years of age with a housing need and who are on the housing waiting list with the local Authority (Galway County Council)
Are the houses available for purchase?
No, all houses are allocated on a rental basis.
How much is the rent?
For single occupancy, the current rent is €300 per calendar month plus €45 per month management fee.
For double occupancy, the current rent is €340 per calendar month plus €45 per month management fee.
What does the management fee cover?
The management fee covers buildings insurance, waste disposal, public lighting and grounds maintenance.
What extra’s do I need to pay that is not covered in the rent or the management fee?
You will need to cover your contents insurance, the electricity charges and any telecoms connections/mobile phone/internet you require.
Do you accept HAP/RAS?
As an approved housing body we accept RAS (Rental Accommodation Scheme) once approved by the Local Authority (applications for assistance under this scheme are made to the Local Authority).
What is an Approved Housing Body?
Approved housing bodies (AHBs) are independent, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable rented housing for people who cannot afford to pay private sector rents or buy their own homes. Some AHBs provide housing specifically for particular groups of people, such as older people or homeless people. AHBs are also known as housing associations.
AHB’s are known as approved housing bodies because they are approved under the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992. This allows them to access assistance from local authorities to provide housing.