Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (413)

Robert Dowds

Question:

427 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to allow persons on the housing list who are currently in private rented accommodation to avail of the rental accommodation scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34689/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

The Rental Accommodation Scheme is a core part of the range of social housing supports provided by housing authorities. The scheme is specifically targeted at households who are in receipt of Rent Supplement from the Department of Social Protection, generally for over 18 months, and who have been assessed as having a long-term housing need.

There are no plans to alter the qualifying conditions for eligibility for the Rental Accommodation Scheme.