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#Rent Supplement

# rent-supplement - Sunday 14 June, 2020

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 - Monday 8 June, 2020

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.

# rent-supplement - Monday 25 May, 2020

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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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.

# rent-supplement - Monday 4 March, 2019

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.

# rent-supplement - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# rent-supplement - Thursday 16 August, 2018

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

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

# rent-supplement - Monday 26 December, 2016

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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 - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Rent supplement set to increase from this Friday

The announcement was made in Dublin Castle this morning.

# rent-supplement - Sunday 12 June, 2016

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.

# rent-supplement - Saturday 12 December, 2015

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

One charity is asking them to consider it.

# rent-supplement - Saturday 7 November, 2015

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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Landlord convicted of breaking the law after accepting rent supplement

Two landlords had criminal proceedings brought against them.

# rent-supplement - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers

Plus: How long were the water charge protesters jailed for?

# rent-supplement - Monday 19 January, 2015

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 - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010

This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.

# rent-supplement - 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.

# rent-supplement - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever

“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'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.

# rent-supplement - Sunday 6 July, 2014

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?

Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.

# rent-supplement - Monday 16 June, 2014

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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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.

# rent-supplement - Friday 10 January, 2014

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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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.

# rent-supplement - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

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.

# rent-supplement - Friday 21 September, 2012

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.

# rent-supplement - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Call for inquiry after €32m in state rental deposits goes missing

A Dublin TD is calling the situation a ‘scandal’.

# rent-supplement - Friday 27 July, 2012

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.

# rent-supplement - Friday 18 May, 2012

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.

# rent-supplement - Monday 16 January, 2012

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.

# rent-supplement - Monday 5 December, 2011

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.

# rent-supplement - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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?

# rent-supplement - Monday 29 August, 2011

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.