Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Housing Assistance Payment Data
665. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons receiving the housing assistance payment in each municipal district (details supplied) in County Clare in each year since 2017, in tabular form. [37136/19]
666. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount paid to landlords receiving the housing assistance payment in each municipal district (details supplied) in County Clare in each year since 2017, in tabular form. [37138/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 665 and 666 together.
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 Q2 2019, over 48,260 active tenancies were being supported by the HAP scheme. This includes 1,344 tenancies in County Clare.
Limerick City and County Council provide a highly effective transactional shared service on behalf of all HAP local authorities. This HAP Shared Services Centre (SSC) manages all HAP related rental transactions for the tenant, local authority and landlord.
A breakdown of active HAP tenancies by year, for the municipal areas requested, is set out in the following table:
|Municipal Area||2017||2018||2019 (End Q2)|
The average rent paid to landlords in County Clare for the relevant years is set out in the following table.
|Year||Average landlord payment|
A breakdown of average rent by municipal area is not available.