Housing Assistance Payment

If you have a long term housing need, you can avail of this scheme. To be eligible, you must be a qualified housing applicant. The HAP scheme will replace the Rent Supplement scheme.

How it Works

  • We will pay your landlord directly and you will pay the rent contribution to us based on the Differential Rent Scheme .
  • The agreement is entirely between you and the Landlord. We process the rent amount.

Benefits of HAP to the Tenant

  • You can find your own private rented accommodation (within specific rent caps).
  • You can take up full time employment while still receiving housing support.
  • You can select housing in the area of your choice.
  • Properties will be inspected to ensure they meet the required standards.

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How to Apply?

Please contact the HAP office;

T: 01 222 6400
Email: hap@dublincity.ie


Lorraine Brogan, Administrative Officer, has responsibility for HAP