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HAP - Housing Assistance Payment

Details of Scheme

Housing Assistance Payment

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a new social housing support. HAP will replace Rent Supplement for those with a long term housing need. Persons applying for HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) must be a qualified housing applicant(s) before they can apply for HAP.

If you are eligible as an approved housing applicant, you must find your own private rented accommodation (within specific rent caps - see below). The Local Authority will pay the landlord directly and the tenant will pay a rent to the local authority based on the differential rent scheme. The rent will be based on your weekly household income and works in a similar way to the differential rents charged for local authority houses.

See the attached Tenant and Landlord leaflets for more detailed information.

Housing Assistance Payment - Information Leaflet, PDF, 913 KB (pdf - 1,427 kb)


HAP - Maximum Rent Limits, PDF, 9.55 KB (pdf - 11 kb)


Contact details for HAP

HAP Unit

Central Housing Office

College House

Swinford

(094) 9251495

 

Ballina Municipal District Offices
Ballina Civic Offices
Arran Place
Ballina
(096) 76100

Claremorris Municipal District Offices
Kilcolman Road
Claremorris(094) 9372310

Ballinrobe Housing Office:
Kilmaine Road
Balinrobe: (094) 9541111

West Mayo Municipal District Offices
Belmullet Civic Centre
Church Road
Belmullet
(097) 81004

Westport Housing Office
Altamount Street
Westport
(098) 50400

Castlebar Municipal District Office
Áras an Chontae
The Mall
Castlebar
094 9024444

 

 

 

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