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#Rent Supplement

# rent-supplement - Friday 19 February, 2021

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,110 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

# rent-supplement - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

Jun 14th 2020, 1:23 PM 18,450 Views 21 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,749 Views 15 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

May 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,266 Views 5 Comments

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
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,474 Views 77 Comments

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
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

Mar 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 50,350 Views 0 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Mar 4th 2019, 2:25 PM 13,636 Views 31 Comments

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
# Rent Dispute
# Rent Dispute

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

Jan 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 31,207 Views 0 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Aug 16th 2018, 8:03 AM 13,917 Views 41 Comments

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
# Help With Homelessness
# Help With Homelessness

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

Dec 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 12,181 Views 38 Comments

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
# Out Of Reach
# Out Of Reach

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

Oct 5th 2016, 8:56 AM 11,412 Views 53 Comments

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
# On The Up
# On The Up

Rent supplement set to increase from this Friday

Jun 28th 2016, 1:02 PM 39,803 Views 109 Comments

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
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

Jun 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,932 Views 81 Comments

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?
# 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 23,138 Views 123 Comments

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
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Here's how many people are getting the rent supplement in every county

Nov 7th 2015, 7:15 AM 24,823 Views 80 Comments

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
# Nothing Goin On
# Nothing Goin On

Landlord convicted of breaking the law after accepting rent supplement

Jul 1st 2015, 2:27 PM 38,707 Views 73 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Feb 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 7,880 Views 9 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Mother forced to live in one room with kids as mould takes over rented apartment

Jan 19th 2015, 4:44 PM 22,506 Views 47 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Jan 4th 2015, 8:15 AM 10,009 Views 48 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Here's a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement - county by county

Nov 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 16,854 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:49 PM 9,928 Views 32 Comments

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
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever

Oct 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 6,310 Views 19 Comments

“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%
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25%

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:09 AM 4,225 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Jul 6th 2014, 6:30 PM 37,153 Views 59 Comments

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"
# Ain't Nothing Going On
# Ain't Nothing Going On

Rent allowance banned in Ballymun to "attain a good social mix"

Jun 16th 2014, 3:57 PM 22,171 Views 63 Comments

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
# Signing Off
# Signing Off

In cases where work pays less than the dole ... 7 out of 10 people choose work

Jun 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 12,963 Views 56 Comments

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
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Feb 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,327 Views 136 Comments

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
# Rent
# Rent

Landlord who refused to register tenancy hit with €3,000 fine

Jan 10th 2014, 3:15 PM 32,317 Views 59 Comments

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
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

New limits for rent supplement to kick in later this month

Jun 5th 2013, 7:45 PM 25,711 Views 60 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'

Nov 6th 2012, 12:02 PM 11,526 Views 121 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?

Sep 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 521 Views 72 Comments

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
# Rent Allowance
# Rent Allowance

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

Aug 11th 2012, 1:25 PM 6,854 Views 34 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many

Jul 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 60 Views 82 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Extreme poverty is right in front of us – and what are we doing?

May 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 136 Views 52 Comments

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
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Cuts to rent supplement will lead to evictions, say property owners

Jan 16th 2012, 3:13 PM 5,435 Views 71 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Landlords who don’t accept rent allowance are lazy – and classist

Dec 5th 2011, 12:31 PM 424 Views 72 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Rent supplement is supporting squalor – and keeping prices high

Nov 30th 2011, 8:36 PM 41 Views 58 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

One in 14 mortgages in 90 days' arrears

Aug 29th 2011, 1:31 PM 547 Views 9 Comments

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
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Claims for mortgage supplement now five times higher than in 2007

Aug 29th 2011, 9:07 AM 560 Views 13 Comments

The number of people receiving the Mortgage Interest Supplement is almost 2.5 times higher now than it was in 2008.