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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Rent allowance

All time
Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman
The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.
# Housing Crisis
'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.
# Looking for a home
'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'
Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.
# a landlord speaks
'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself'
“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”
# Courts
Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.
# Nothing Goin On
Landlord convicted of breaking the law after accepting rent supplement
Two landlords had criminal proceedings brought against them.
# Haddington Road
Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks
The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.
# Social Welfare
What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?
Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.
# Rent allowance
Housing Bill dismissed as a 'ridiculous ploy' to make the government 'look better'
Tamara Kearns, who is homeless, said the new legislation does not deal with a number of key issues including rent control.
# Going nowhere
Dublin woman refusing to leave rental property until she can find a new affordable home
People Before Profit MEP candidate Bríd Smith says her story is occurring on a daily basis and legislation must protect those in receipt of rent allowance.
# Homeless
Good Samaritan saves mum and three kids from living in their car
Sabrina McMahon’s story is not an unusual one, TD Catherine Murphy has said.
# tempers frayed
'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.
# Social Housing
Woman sleeping in TD’s office accommodated after a Facebook appeal
Joan Collins said enough is not being done to improve the social housing situation stating that it is at crisis level.
# Budget 2013
Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
# Rent allowance
Call for inquiry after €32m in state rental deposits goes missing
A Dublin TD is calling the situation a ‘scandal’.
Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many
Cuts to rent supplement are forcing people to make impossible choices, writes Bob Jordan of Threshold.
Column: Landlords who don’t accept rent allowance are lazy – and classist
There’s an unpleasant undercurrent in Ireland that distrusts people on state assistance, writes Lisa McInerney. But it’s short-sighted, unfair and snobbish.