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Housing Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

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Sorca Clarke

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314. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the circumstances under which a person can access HAP in cases in which they are not on a local authority housing list. [29194/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a social housing support under the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014. In order to be eligible for HAP support, a household must first qualify for social housing support through the relevant local authority, in accordance with the eligibility and need criteria set down in section 20 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and the associated Social Housing Assessment Regulations 2011, as amended.

Once a household is deemed eligible for social housing support, it is a matter for the local authority to examine the suite of social housing supports available, including the HAP scheme, to determine the most appropriate form of social housing support for that household in the administrative area of that local authority.  

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