Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (572)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

572. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons receiving HAP in County Mayo; and the number of persons that received HAP in County Mayo in each year since 2014. [46110/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

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 Quarter 2 2019, there were over 48,000 households having their housing needs met through HAP.

HAP commenced in County Mayo on 16 November 2015. At the end of Q2 2019, the total number of active HAP tenancies in Mayo County Council was 1,201. It should be noted that this number is net of exits from the scheme over the period.

Details of the number of new households supported by HAP each year since its introduction in County Mayo are set out in the table below:

Year

New Households Supported

2015

18

2016

412

2017

512

2018

439

Q2 2019

168