Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (665, 666)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

665. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons receiving the housing assistance payment in each municipal district (details supplied) in County Clare in each year since 2017, in tabular form. [37136/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

666. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount paid to landlords receiving the housing assistance payment in each municipal district (details supplied) in County Clare in each year since 2017, in tabular form. [37138/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 665 and 666 together.

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a flexible and immediate housing support that is available to all eligible households throughout the State. At the end of Q2 2019, over 48,260 active tenancies were being supported by the HAP scheme. This includes 1,344 tenancies in County Clare.

Limerick City and County Council provide a highly effective transactional shared service on behalf of all HAP local authorities. This HAP Shared Services Centre (SSC) manages all HAP related rental transactions for the tenant, local authority and landlord.

A breakdown of active HAP tenancies by year, for the municipal areas requested, is set out in the following table:

Municipal Area

2017

2018

2019 (End Q2)

Ennis

580

627

629

Killaloe

155

178

177

Shannon

120

138

143

West Clare

331

367

367

The average rent paid to landlords in County Clare for the relevant years is set out in the following table.

Year

Average landlord payment

2017

€430

2018

€459

Q2 2019

€467

A breakdown of average rent by municipal area is not available.