More than 80,000 households are in state-supported private rented accommodation

Hap scheme payments to landlords totalled €436 million last year and are predicted to exceed €1 billion by the end of 2021

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said there was a “strong pipeline” of 8,555 new social homes under construction and more than 9,000 homes at various stages of the approval process. Picture: