Many people are reportedly just over the threshold but can't secure a mortgage either.
The Housing Minister is being invited to Laois to discuss lowering the social housing threshold.
Fine Gael's John King is among the local councillors suggesting people would have a better chance of qualifying for supports if they quit work.
Councillor King says applicants often find themselves just over the current threshold but still unable to secure a mortgage.
Should the minister not accept their invitation, all 19 councillors are planning to visit Darragh O'Brien in Dublin.
Councillor King says the system needs to be altered urgently: