Housing Act 1988

Amendment of section 7 of Act of 1979.


26.The following subsection is hereby substituted for subsection (1) of section 7 of the Act of 1979:

“(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance and subject to such regulations as may be made by the Minister under this section, pay, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, a grant to a body, approved of by the Minister for the purposes of this section, in respect of the provision (whether by erection, purchase, improvement or conversion works), of one or more than one house for the accommodation of elderly persons or such other class or classes of persons as may be specified in the regulations, or for the accommodation, as his normal place of residence, in the house or houses or within the precincts thereof, of a person providing welfare or caretaker services for such persons or such class or classes of persons.”.