Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report – TheJournal.ie

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JUST 5.5% OF rental housing stock across the country is within standard Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) limits, according to a new study by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

The report indicates there has been some improvement in the supply of affordable family accommodation in Dublin, where availability of rental property for families has increased since the previous Locked Out of the Market snapshot study in July/August 2019.

However, a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples was recorded in all study areas.

The latest Locked Out report found that just 97 out of 1,753 properties available to rent in 16 areas over a three-day period from 10 to 12 December 2019 on Daft.ie were affordable for those in receipt of standard government-assisted housing payments.

The report found that availability of rental properties

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