The 'Housing for All' plan sets out the Government’s commitment to increase the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 per year over the next decade, including an average of 10,000 new build social homes.
While specific targets for the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) are not set under ‘Housing for All’, the Plan does commit to continuing supports under these schemes while social housing stock is increased.
The projected number for new HAP tenancy set-ups in 2022 is 14,000. The projected number for new RAS tenancy set-ups in 2022 is 800. Projections for future years will be agreed on an annual basis as part of the normal Estimates process. As new build supply of social housing ramps up, there will be reducing reliance on the HAP and RAS schemes.