Number of HAP houses drops dramatically

 

A new report shows the number of properties available to rent within Housing Assistance Payment rates has dropped dramatically.

The study, by the Simon Communities of Ireland, shows a 79 percent decrease in the number of properties available to people on HAP.

The homeless charity is calling on the government to increase the HAP payment.

Head of Policy and Communications at Simon Communities, Wayne Stanley, says the low number of properties available to rent comes as numbers in homelessness rise:

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