The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Housing Assistance Payment

Housing Assistance Payment for Homeless Households

 

The Dublin Place Finder Service will help support households who are homeless  to find a tenancy using the dedicated Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)

 

If you are homeless* and registered with one of the Dublin Local Authorities, you can apply to the homeless section of your local authority to access HAP.

 

  1. Dublin City Council  Phone: (01) 222 6955
  2. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Phone: (01) 205 4700
  3. Fingal County Council  Phone: (01) 890 5090
  4. South Dublin County Council  Phone: (01) 414 9364

 

HAP is a social housing support that allows you to work and or attend training and education. You pay rent to the local authority that is affordable and based on your income. The local authority pays your landlord the market rent.

 

Below is a list of the rent limits for household types across the Dublin Region:

 

Household Type

Dublin City

South Dublin €

Dun Laoghaire

Fingal

One adult - shared

430

430

430

430

Couple - shared

500

500

500

500

One adult

660

660

660

660

Couple

900

900

900

900

Adult/Couple + one child

1250

1250

1250

1250

Adult/Couple + two children

1275

1275

1275

1275

Adult/Couple + 3 children

1300 1300 1300 1300

 

The Dublin Place Finder Service will work for you to:

 

  • Fast track your application to ensure that the new tenancy starts as soon as possible
  • Arrange to pay the deposit for a property on your behalf to the landlord/agent
  • Pay one month’s rent in advance on your behalf to the landlord/agent
  • Arrange to pay the monthly rent in advance to your landlord/agent each month
  • Arrange for a support service called Support to Live Independently (SLI) to visit you in the first weeks/months of your tenancy to make sure everything is going smoothly
  • If you have a key worker, your key worker can discuss your housing needs with the Dublin  Place Finder team for consideration when properties become available.

 

How does becoming a HAP tenant affect your application for social housing in Dublin?

 

When you become a HAP tenant you are in receipt of social housing support and are no longer homeless. You remain eligible to apply for other social housing options. Your time to date on any of Dublin’s social housing waiting list is not lost. It continues to build and your application is registered on the social housing transfer waiting list of your local authority. This does not affect your right to recieve offers of social housing as they come up in your area of choice.

  

Please contact the Dublin Place Finder Service by email on placefinders@dublincity.ie for further information

 

*You must be residing in homeless accommodation and be registered as homeless with one of the Dublin Local Authorities