Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (1391)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1391. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the breakdown of the 18,000 HAP figure for new HAP tenancies by local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [13176/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme is a flexible and immediate housing support that is available to all eligible households throughout the State. It plays a vital role in housing eligible families and individuals.

At the end of Quarter 4, 2018, there were over 43,400 active tenancies being supported under the HAP scheme in 31 local authority areas.

Details on the number of tenancy setups from 2016 to 2018 are set out in the table below:

Year

Additional Households supported at year end

2016

12,075

2017

17,916

2018

17,926

A further breakdown of new HAP tenancy setups by local authority area in the years 2016 to 2018, is available on my Department's website at:

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