Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (261)

Darragh O'Brien


261. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons aged 18 to 24 years of age who are receiving housing supports in the form of a HAP and or RAS tenancy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50508/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme and the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) play a vital role in the provision of housing supports for eligible families and individuals.  

The HAP Shared Services Centre (SSC) provides a highly effective transactional service on behalf of all 31 local authorities, and hosts a national HAP tenancy database.  Data provided by the SSC indicates that the number of active HAP tenancies where the primary applicant is aged between 18-24 is 2,877.

My Department does not hold information on the age demographic of tenants accommodated under RAS.