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Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Properties Scarce In Kildare: Only Two Options Within Discretionary Rates

Just 1 property was available for a single person/couples through discretionary HAP rates in Kildare.

There were just two properties within the discretionary rate of the Housing Assistance Payment Scheme (HAP) available to rent in Kildare last month.

As seen in many previous Locked Out of the Market reports, the supply of properties within HAP limits were predominantly found in Dublin.

In ten of the 16 areas surveyed - including Athlone, Cork city centre, Galway city, Limerick city, Sligo town, Portlaoise and Leitrim - there were no HAP properties to rent in the four household categories studied.

The four household categories are a single person, a couple, a couple or one parent with one child and couple or one parent with two children.

Just 1 property was available for a single person/couples through discretionary HAP rates in Kildare.

No HAP property's were available for parents or couples with one or two children within the standard limits

Executive Director at the Simon Communities of Ireland, Wayne Stanley says while HAP needs to be increased, its not a long term solution.

 

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