Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Ceisteanna (612)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

612. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of houses in each town and village in County Kildare under categories (details supplied) in which the housing assistance payment, HAP, arrangements exist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16091/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

At end of 2018, there were more than 43,000 households having their housing needs met via the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme, of which 1,892 active HAP tenancies were setup by Kildare County Council.

A breakdown by town and village is not available. However, a breakdown of active HAP tenancies, by municipal area, is set out in the following table:

Municipal Area

Number of Active Tenancies

Kildare   - Newbridge

617

Athy

455

Naas

344

Maynooth

255

Celbridge - Leixlip

189

Other Locations

 32

Total

1,892

Under HAP, tenants source their own accommodation in the private rented market. The tenancy agreement is between the tenant and the landlord and is governed by the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (as amended).

The HAP scheme relates to the private rental market only and does not apply to the other housing categories detailed. Further information on HAP and other social housing programmes are available on my Department's website at:

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