Written answers

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Assistance Payment Data

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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1391. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the breakdown of the 18,000 HAP figure for new HAP tenancies by local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [13176/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme is a flexible and immediate housing support that is available to all eligible households throughout the State. It plays a vital role in housing eligible families and individuals.

At the end of Quarter 4, 2018, there were over 43,400 active tenancies being supported under the HAP scheme in 31 local authority areas.

Details on the number of tenancy setups from 2016 to 2018 are set out in the table below:

YearAdditional Households supported at year end
2016 12,075
2017 17,916
2018 17,926

A further breakdown of new HAP tenancy setups by local authority area in the years 2016 to 2018, is available on my Department's website at:



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