Extension of Housing Assistance Payment

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a form of housing support for people with a long-term housing need. It is administered by local authorities and is being gradually introduced to replace long-term Rent Supplement.

Since 1 December 2016, HAP is available in 9 further counties – Cavan, Kerry, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

Read more about HAP.