The overall aim of housing policy is to enable every household to have available an affordable dwelling of good quality, suited to its needs, in a good environment, and as far as possible at a tenure of its choice.
The general strategy for realising the overall policy aim is that those who can afford to do so should provide housing for themselves and those unable to do so from their own resources should have access to social housing or income support to rent private housing.
Since 1991 the approach to social housing has been based on "A Plan for Social Housing" which introduced a range of specific measures and schemes for Local Authorities, to provide a response to housing needs. Its successor "Social Housing – The Way Ahead" issued in 1995, reviewed and updated these schemes.
Templemore Town Council’s function as a housing authority is as: