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#Housing Assistance Payment

HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears
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HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears

Dec 15th 2020, 8:11 PM 32,917 Views 82 Comments

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

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
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Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,770 Views 42 Comments

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

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says
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Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says

Jun 24th 2019, 11:34 AM 12,374 Views 39 Comments

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

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
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Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,867 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Mar 4th 2019, 2:25 PM 13,650 Views 31 Comments

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

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
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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.

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k
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Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

Nov 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 23,549 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.

Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme
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Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme

Nov 1st 2018, 1:55 PM 23,597 Views 74 Comments

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

'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination
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# Moved Out

'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination

Aug 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 65,506 Views 65 Comments

It was found that the woman was discriminated against by the landlord and was awarded the equivalent of three months’ rent.

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists
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Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

Mar 8th 2018, 4:11 PM 28,677 Views 90 Comments

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year
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# 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 8,902 Views 68 Comments

Opposition politicians, housing experts and NGO officials have all criticised an overreliance on the private sector.

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

Dec 11th 2017, 11:36 AM 20,988 Views 94 Comments

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord
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Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

Aug 21st 2017, 7:45 AM 60,879 Views 74 Comments

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

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

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

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 14,980 Views 105 Comments

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

'I'm at the end of my rope': Mother with severely disabled child desperately trying to find somewhere to live
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# 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 38,753 Views 49 Comments

Tracy McGinnis has said it is impossible to find a place to live with the Housing Assistance Payment.

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

Apr 18th 2017, 6:01 AM 31,206 Views 93 Comments

Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns
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'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

Nov 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,536 Views 40 Comments

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

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

Nov 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 16,869 Views 29 Comments

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