Access to Rent Supplement for Victims of Domestic Violence –

After the initial three-months, the Rent Supplement may be extended for a further three-month period subject to the person satisfying the normal qualifying criteria of the scheme. After six months, it will be open to the tenant with a long term housing need to apply to their local housing authority for social housing supports and, if eligible, will have access to the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP).

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