Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (733)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

733. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of active HAP tenancies in quarters 2 and 3 of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52597/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme plays a vital role in housing eligible families and individuals.  At the end of Q3 2019, nearly 67,000 HAP tenancies had been set-up since the scheme commenced, of which there were more than 50,000 households actively in receipt of HAP support and over 29,000 separate landlords and agents providing accommodation to households supported by the scheme. 

The following table sets out the active HAP tenancies in Q2 and Q3 by local authority:

Local Authority  

Active HAP Tenancies End Q2 2019  

Active Hap Tenancies Q3 2019  

Carlow County Council

743

746

Cavan County Council

322

337

Clare County Council

1,344

1,362

Cork City Council

2,546

2,658

Cork County Council

3,228

3,383

Donegal County Council

1,734

1,773

Dublin City Council

2,904

3,172

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

468

512

Fingal County Council

1,581

1,702

Galway City Council

1,544

1,629

Galway County Council

1,093

1,163

Kerry County Council

1,076

1,148

Kildare County Council

2,109

2,118

Kilkenny County Council

883

871

Laois County Council

788

849

Leitrim County Council

237

250

Limerick City and County Council

2,264

2,289

Longford County Council

306

325

Louth County Council

2,890

2,980

Mayo County Council

1,201

1,247

Meath County Council

1,915

2,020

Monaghan County Council

579

572

Offaly County Council

855

865

Roscommon County Council

391

402

Sligo County Council

712

736

South Dublin County Council

2,701

2,702

Tipperary County Council

1,792

1,806

Waterford City and County Council

1,863

1,906

Westmeath County Council

780

852

Wexford County Council

1,222

1,296

Wicklow County Council

1,197

1,349

Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE)

4,993

5,361

Total

48,261

50,381

  

 My Department continues to keep the operation of the HAP scheme under review, which I consider to be a key vehicle for meeting housing need and fulfilling the ambitious programme outlined under Rebuilding Ireland.