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Housing Assistance Payment

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a new social housing support which is being introduced in Donegal on a phased basis. Over time, 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 Tenant and Landlord booklets below for more detailed information.‌

 

Housing Assistance Payment Tenant Booklet

 

Housing Assistance Payment Tenant Booklet Gaeilge

 

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Housing Assistance Payment Landlord Booklet

 

Housing Assistance Payment Landlord Booklet Gaeilge

 

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Housing Assistance Payment Leaflet English

 

Housing Assistance Payment Leaflet Gaeilge

 

 

Maximum Monthly Rent Cap Limits for County Donegal

 

Single Shared

Couple Shared

Single

Couple

 €200

 €230

 €340

 €370

Couple / One Parent Family - 1 Child

Couple / One Parent Family - 2 Children

Couple / One Parent Family - 3+ Children

 

€410

€470

€520

 

 

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