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#Housing Assistance Payment

# housing-assistance-payment - Friday 3 June, 2022

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
# Housing
# Housing

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:43 PM 22,862 Views 32 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he will be expanding the couple’s rate to single people.

# housing-assistance-payment - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

Dec 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,845 Views 39 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

# housing-assistance-payment - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Report finds 79% drop in number of affordable rental properties available in just three months
# Hap
# Hap

Report finds 79% drop in number of affordable rental properties available in just three months

Nov 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,076 Views 41 Comments

The Simon Communities of Ireland is warning that the lack of availability will cause homeless rates to increase.

# housing-assistance-payment - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears
# Threshold
# Threshold

HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears

Dec 15th 2020, 8:11 PM 34,200 Views 82 Comments

There are currently 100,000 tenancies subsidised by the State, which is a third of all tenancies in the rental market.

# housing-assistance-payment - Monday 13 January, 2020

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,998 Views 42 Comments

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

# housing-assistance-payment - Monday 24 June, 2019

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says

Jun 24th 2019, 11:34 AM 12,479 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launched it’s 2018 annual report today.

# housing-assistance-payment - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 35,281 Views 40 Comments

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# housing-assistance-payment - Monday 4 March, 2019

Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits
# Housing
# Housing

Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits

Mar 4th 2019, 2:25 PM 13,673 Views 31 Comments

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

# housing-assistance-payment - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
# Crisis
# Crisis

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

Nov 13th 2018, 10:15 AM 11,039 Views 38 Comments

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

# housing-assistance-payment - Friday 9 November, 2018

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

Nov 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 23,592 Views 0 Comments

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

# housing-assistance-payment - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme
# Incentivise
# Incentivise

Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme

Nov 1st 2018, 1:55 PM 23,702 Views 74 Comments

It has been well documented that Hap recipients can find it difficult to source accommodation.

# housing-assistance-payment - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination
# Moved Out
# Moved Out

'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination

Aug 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 65,852 Views 62 Comments

It was found that the woman was discriminated against by the landlord and was awarded the equivalent of three months’ rent.

# housing-assistance-payment - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

Mar 8th 2018, 4:11 PM 28,721 Views 91 Comments

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

# housing-assistance-payment - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 16th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,946 Views 71 Comments

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

# housing-assistance-payment - Monday 11 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 11th 2017, 11:36 AM 21,018 Views 94 Comments

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

# housing-assistance-payment - Monday 21 August, 2017

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord
# Housing Assistance
# Housing Assistance

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

Aug 21st 2017, 7:45 AM 60,945 Views 74 Comments

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

# housing-assistance-payment - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 15,051 Views 105 Comments

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

# housing-assistance-payment - Sunday 2 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 39,171 Views 49 Comments

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

# housing-assistance-payment - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 6:01 AM 31,360 Views 84 Comments

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

# housing-assistance-payment - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns
# Sligo And Drogheda
# Sligo And Drogheda

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

Nov 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,629 Views 40 Comments

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

# housing-assistance-payment - Saturday 29 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 16,898 Views 29 Comments

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