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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Rent Supplement

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Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis
The measure will be reviewed after three months to assess the applicant’s situation.
Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.
Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test
The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.
Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.
Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.
'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.
Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k
The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.
Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits
That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.
Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits
That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities.
Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement
They’ll save up to €80 a month.
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.
Rent supplement set to increase from this Friday
The announcement was made in Dublin Castle this morning.
Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion
The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.
Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?
One charity is asking them to consider it.
Here's how many people are getting the rent supplement in every county
The number of recipients in Dublin makes up over a third of the overall number of people using the scheme.
Landlord convicted of breaking the law after accepting rent supplement
Two landlords had criminal proceedings brought against them.
Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers
Plus: How long were the water charge protesters jailed for?
Mother forced to live in one room with kids as mould takes over rented apartment
Experts say tenants on rent supplement are often afraid to speak up about issues to landlords as they have nowhere else to go.
Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010
This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.
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.
€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'
Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.
Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever
“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”
'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25%
Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.
What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?
Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.
Rent allowance banned in Ballymun to "attain a good social mix"
The Department of Social Protection says the ban doesn’t affect those already in receipt of the payment.
In cases where work pays less than the dole ... 7 out of 10 people choose work
Think tank the ESRI has found that for those who, on a “snapshot” basis, would be “better off on the dole” tend to choose employment instead.
Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today
Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.
Landlord who refused to register tenancy hit with €3,000 fine
Tomas Ronan, from Kilcock, had refused to recognise the authority of the Private Residential Tenancies Board.
New limits for rent supplement to kick in later this month
Joan Burton is changing the maximum rent limits for rent supplement, which will raise some limits but reduce many others.
Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'
Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.
Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?
Almost 4,000 people are homeless in Ireland. Joyce Loughnan of Focus Ireland outlines what we need to do.
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: Extreme poverty is right in front of us – and what are we doing?
One in five children go to bed hungry, yet State safety nets are actually being taken away, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
Cuts to rent supplement will lead to evictions, say property owners
The Irish Property Owners’ Association says planned cuts to rent supplement could also put mortgages into default.
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.
Column: Rent supplement is supporting squalor – and keeping prices high
Through rent supplement the Government pays for an enormous amount of housing, writes Ronan Lyons. So why isn’t it using that to our advantage?
One in 14 mortgages in 90 days' arrears
Pressure grows for a general debt amnesty as new Central Bank figures show 7.2 per cent of mortgages to be in arrears.
Claims for mortgage supplement now five times higher than in 2007
The number of people receiving the Mortgage Interest Supplement is almost 2.5 times higher now than it was in 2008.