The Housing Assistance Payment scheme is designed to mirror social housing, but HAP tenants are not always treated the same as those living in council-owned social homes.
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The Main Exit Route From Homelessness Is Collapsing
Homelessness is likely to increase for the rest of this year, says Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland.
For Some on HAP Scheme, the Rent Still Eats Up Much of Their Meagre Income
The cost for those reliant on Housing Assistance Payment has gone up in many cases, pushing tenants into debt and poverty as they struggle to cover “top-ups” to landlords and scrape together deposits.
Confusion Around Who Can Access Homeless HAP, and When
The council can give a higher rate of the rent subsidy HAP to home-hunters at risk of homelessness. But have they tightened the rules around who qualifies?
Some Families Facing Eviction Say HAP Rates are Too Low to Help Them Find New Homes
Homeless HAP rates, which are higher, should be available to people earlier, say some Dublin councillors – although that raises questions about inflation of rents.
Council Briefs: New Waste Bylaws, and Trialing Traffic Changes
Here’s some of what councillors talked about at their first full meeting of the year at City Hall.
She Was Burned Out of Her Home, Then Banned from Getting Housing Help via HAP
Sometimes women are blamed for anti-social behaviour, when actually they were suffering domestic violence, says Niamh White of refuge Aoibhneas.
For the Second Time, a Mother and Her Children Face Eviction and Homelessness
Sonia Traynor feels she was duped into accepting the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme, which offers no more stability than any other private rented tenancy.
Lifted Out of Homelessness, HAP Tenants Might Fall Back In
Some councillors have raised concerns that those reliant on the rent subsidy are just as vulnerable to evictions as other tenants.
Are People on Rent Subsidies Crowded into Certain Parts of the City?
Recent figures for different neighbourhoods show that low-income tenants who rely on rent-subsidies are far from spread evenly across the city.