Housing & Support


Threshold currently provides eight units of housing for suitable tenants in Cork City. These are all one or two bed houses and are designated for people who cannot provide housing from their own resources. Threshold manages the allocations, any tenancy difficulties and deals with all repair and maintenance issues.

Access Housing Unit (AHU)

The AHU provides advice to and proactively works with individuals and families whose tenancies are at risk to maintain these tenancies and prevent people from becoming homeless. We work to empower and assist people 'out of home' to access accommodation in the private rented sector through pre and post tenancy support. The Access Housing Unit also works to facilitate a partnership approach to service delivery to ensure a wraparound service is provided for all service users.

Tenancy Protection Service (TPS)

The Tenancy Protection Service provides advice and support to individuals, couples and families living in private rented accommodation, experiencing tenancy problems for example rent arrears, facing rent increases, have been given notice, threatened eviction etc. The TPS works to protect existing tenancies and prevent the occurrence of homelessness.

For individuals living in Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow, Cork City and its environs and Galway City, the TPS may be able to apply for an enhanced rent supplement payment on your behalf where you are facing a rent increase and are at risk of homelessness.

The Tenancy Protection Service can be contacted by phoning free phone 1800 454 454 Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm.