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# Housing Assistance Payment

Last month
May 2024
Over 900 households avoid homelessness through Threshold, but evictions still 'persistent' issue
This year
Only 38 houses available to rent through HAP scheme in March
Over 70 households facing eviction in Westmeath as politicians urge coordinated councils response
Last year
Record low number of properties available for people accessing HAP
Family challenges court's finding that Cork hotel did not discriminate against them
There were just 41 properties available to rent for people accessing HAP last month
All time
HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
Report finds 79% drop in number of affordable rental properties available in just three months
HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears
Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says
Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits
Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k
Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme
'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination
Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists
'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year
Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement
Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord
Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
'I'm at the end of my rope': Mother with severely disabled child desperately trying to find somewhere to live
Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home
'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns
Here's a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement - county by county