HAP is replacing Rent Supplement for those with a long term housing need. Short Term rent supplement will continue to be managed by the Department of Social Protection. Anyone who qualifies for HAP must find their own private rented accommodation. Information booklets for both tenants and landlords are available for download under Related Documents on this page.
Please note that existing housing applicants must have their files reviewed by the Allocations Section to ensure that they still qualify for social housing before they can be considered for the HAP scheme. A list of the documentation required in order for a file to be reviewed can be found under Related Documents on this page.
Please find below of a list of frequently asked questions relating to HAP: