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# hap - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 13,632 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# hap - 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 32,457 Views 82 Comments

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

# hap - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,762 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

# hap - Friday 27 March, 2020

Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity
# Simon Community
# Simon Community

Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity

Mar 27th 2020, 4:16 PM 26,722 Views 50 Comments

The report, published by Simon Communities, indicates that the new properties will do little to alleviate the housing crisis.

# hap - Friday 14 February, 2020

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Feb 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 25,356 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

# hap - Friday 31 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign

Jan 31st 2020, 7:35 PM 13,678 Views 34 Comments

We looked at more of the claims made during last night’s last leaders debate.

# hap - 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 18,691 Views 42 Comments

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

# hap - 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 12,366 Views 39 Comments

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

# hap - 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 34,746 Views 40 Comments

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

# hap - 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 13,648 Views 31 Comments

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

# hap - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
# Housing
# Housing

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

Feb 14th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,151 Views 36 Comments

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

# hap - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'I don't want to spend Christmas in a hotel': Family facing homelessness over inability to find new home
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

'I don't want to spend Christmas in a hotel': Family facing homelessness over inability to find new home

Dec 2nd 2018, 1:54 PM 24,427 Views 157 Comments

‘Elaine’ told RTÉ that she has refused to leave her home despite being ordered to by 7 September.

# hap - 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 11,023 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.

# hap - 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 23,544 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.

# hap - 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 23,576 Views 74 Comments

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

# hap - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000
# WRC
# WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

Sep 18th 2018, 5:41 PM 60,717 Views 0 Comments

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

# hap - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'It's embarrassing to sleep rough': Son of Father Michael Cleary reveals he is homeless
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It's embarrassing to sleep rough': Son of Father Michael Cleary reveals he is homeless

Aug 22nd 2018, 5:32 PM 116,334 Views 95 Comments

Ross Hamilton lost his home after a back injury meant he couldn’t work and his landlord refused to accept a HAP payment.

# hap - Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

Aug 16th 2018, 9:30 PM 65,313 Views 135 Comments

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

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

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

Aug 16th 2018, 8:03 AM 13,920 Views 41 Comments

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

# hap - Saturday 7 July, 2018

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment
# DCC
# DCC

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment

Jul 7th 2018, 10:30 AM 19,489 Views 58 Comments

Hap and Homeless Hap are a form of rental benefit payment to assist lower income households.

# hap - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 13th 2018, 8:36 AM 12,845 Views 136 Comments

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
# 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 8,899 Views 71 Comments

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
# What HAP-Penned
# What HAP-Penned

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 6:45 AM 13,430 Views 52 Comments

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
# Rental Supplements
# Rental Supplements

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

Dec 11th 2017, 11:36 AM 20,986 Views 94 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 38,998 Views 46 Comments

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?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

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

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,842 Views 55 Comments

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
# Renting
# Renting

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

Aug 24th 2017, 1:31 PM 50,740 Views 112 Comments

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

# hap - 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 60,875 Views 77 Comments

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
# Homelessness Crisis
# Homelessness Crisis

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

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 14,962 Views 105 Comments

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
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

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

Jul 12th 2017, 4:57 PM 8,385 Views 29 Comments

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
# 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 38,723 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Caught In A HAP
# Caught In A HAP

'Housing payment is trapping homeless families in emergency accommodation'

Jul 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 9,180 Views 23 Comments

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
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

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

May 16th 2017, 7:41 AM 11,439 Views 46 Comments

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
# Unsecure Tenancy
# Unsecure Tenancy

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

Apr 18th 2017, 6:01 AM 31,178 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Family Homelessness
# Family Homelessness

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

Apr 17th 2017, 6:00 AM 24,981 Views 57 Comments

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie 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
# Housing Assistance
# Housing Assistance

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

Mar 1st 2017, 4:32 PM 25,921 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Admin Error
# Admin Error

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

Feb 19th 2017, 7:45 AM 59,118 Views 89 Comments

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
# Out Of Reach
# Out Of Reach

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

Oct 5th 2016, 8:56 AM 11,415 Views 53 Comments

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"
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 8,974 Views 284 Comments

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?
# Close To The Brink
# Close To The Brink

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

Dec 12th 2015, 10:30 PM 23,142 Views 123 Comments

One charity is asking them to consider it.

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