Housing (Loans and Grants) Act, 1962

Grants by Minister for housing of elderly persons.

6.—(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance make, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, a grant to a body providing, with the approval of the Minister, one or more than one house for the accommodation of elderly persons.

(2) The amount of a grant under this section shall not exceed three hundred pounds in respect of each house, or each separate dwelling forming part of a house.

(3) Where a grant is made to a body under this section by the Minister in respect of a house, the housing authority may make to the body a grant of an amount not exceeding the amount of the grant made by the Minister and the grant may be made on such terms and conditions as the authority thinks fit to impose, including terms and conditions providing for the payment of the grant by instalments or in relation to the use or sale of the house or houses in respect of which the grant is made or for the recovery of so much of the grant as has been paid from the body to whom it has been paid on breach by the body of any terms or conditions subject to which it was made.

(4) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this section.

(5) In this section “providing”, in relation to a house, includes erecting, reconstructing, converting and purchasing a house.