Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (677)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

677. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the value and number of housing assistance payment, HAP, payments made in each of the years 2016 to 2018, by county in tabular form. [8369/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Expenditure details in respect of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme for the period 2016 to 2018, are set out in the following table. Limerick City and County Council provides a HAP transactional shared service on behalf of all local authorities. This HAP Shared Services Centre (SSC) manages all HAP related rental transactions for the tenant, local authority and landlord. Accordingly, my Department does not recoup individual local authorities in respect of HAP rental payments in their administrative areas but rather recoups landlord costs via the HAP SSC.

Year

Additional Households supported at end of year

Outturn (€M)

2016

12,075

€57.69m

2017

17,916

€152.69m

2018

13,741 (end Q3 2018)

€276.6m (full year)

At the end of Q3 2018, there were 40,837 active tenancies being supported under the HAP scheme in 31 local authority areas.

A breakdown of the number of households supported by HAP in each local authority area is available on my Department’s website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.