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# hap - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Just 7% of rental properties are available within rent support limits Hap

Just 7% of rental properties are available within rent support limits

Simon Communities has published a new report looking at the issue.

# hap - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year

Opposition politicians, housing experts and NGO officials have all criticised an overreliance on the private sector.

# hap - Friday 22 December, 2017

98% of HAP properties in Dublin failed to meet rental standards

Of these 117 failed properties, compliance was only achieved in eight.

# hap - Monday 11 December, 2017

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

# hap - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'

A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.

# hap - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

# hap - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

# hap - Monday 21 August, 2017

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

# hap - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

# hap - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

# hap - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'I'm at the end of my rope': Mother with severely disabled child desperately trying to find somewhere to live

Tracy McGinnis has said it is impossible to find a place to live with the Housing Assistance Payment.

# hap - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'Housing payment is trapping homeless families in emergency accommodation'

Barry Cowen says the payment is “trapping” people in homelessness.

# hap - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Locked out: Most people on rent benefits still can't afford to rent

Only two properties in 11 locations were available to rent for a single person on State rent benefits.

# hap - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home

Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.

# hap - Monday 17 April, 2017

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

# hap - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Gilligan will have to provide proof of income if he wants taxpayers to fund new home

It’s reported the convicted drug trafficker presented himself at council offices claiming he is facing homelessness.

# hap - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'This is a nightmare': Family face being kicked out of rented home after council 'admin error'

Paul Browne said he is desperately trying to keep a roof over his family’s heads.

# hap - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

People on rent supplement can't afford to rent 80% of properties

It found that there were 518 properties to rent over the snapshot period in ten locations.

# hap - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

"I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen"

Homeless campaigner Erica Fleming says that false accounts have been spread to try and tarnish her reputation.

# hap - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?

One charity is asking them to consider it.

# hap - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement - county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

# hap - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'Misleading and grossly inaccurate': Minister slams critics of housing plan

An opposition TD said that if Labour backed the new measures the party would have “completely abandoned any pretence of social justice”.

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