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Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)

What is the 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.

How does it work?

If you are eligible as an approved housing applicant, you must find your own private rented accommodation (within specific rent caps). 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.


HAP EMAIL ADDRESS: hap@kildarecoco.ie



See attached Tenant & Landlord documents below for more detailed information.

Tenant Information Booklet (English)

File Size: 1,008KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Tenant Information Booklet (As Gaeilge)

File Size: 820KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Landlord Information Booklet (English)

File Size: 1,017KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Landlord Information Booklet (As Gaeilge)

File Size: 1,041KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Maximum Monthly Rent Limits

File Size: 10KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Hap Information Leaflets

File Size: 538KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

HAP Information Leaflet English

File Size: 1,008KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

RPZ Information 2017

File Size: 13KB - Document Type: MS Word