Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Questions (300)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

300. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons in receipt of the rental accommodation scheme, RAS, in County Donegal; the number of persons in receipt of HAP in County Donegal in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9716/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) continue to be effective and secure forms of social housing support, and remain a significant part of the suite of social housing options currently available across the country.

Data in relation to active tenancies in HAP and RAS for the period 2018 to Quarter 3, 2020, in County Donegal, is set-out in the table below:

End 2018

End 2019

End Q3 2020*

Active HAP Tenancies

1,729

1,805

1,849

Active RAS Tenancies

549

538

510

* Data in relation to Q4, 2020 will be available shortly.

Question No. 301 answered with Question No. 299.