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#Housing Assistance Payment

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

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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