Saturday February 22, 2020

Hap flaw will only exacerbate the crisis

Senseless policy error effectively forces landlords to evict non-paying social housing tenants

17th February, 2019

My recent article about Housing Assistance Payments (Hap) received a lot of reaction from people who still believe that the aid isn’t social housing. I really must reiterate that 50,000 tenancies, which are mostly families, say otherwise.

For the tenants, the process involves an application that is dealt with in Limerick. Once the payment is set up, tenants then pay a certain amount to Hap, and Hap pays the full payment to the landlord....

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