A prominent Dublin landlord claims he has ‘never encountered’ a Housing Assitance Payment (HAP) recipient being refused a tenancy.
Joe Doyle says there’s only ‘anecdotal evidence’ of prejudice against HAP recipients in the rental market.
The subject came up during a lively discussion on the quality of housing in Dublin on today’s Hard Shoulder.
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During the discussion, Ireland AM reporter Brianna Parkins noted there’s a ‘huge prejudice’ against people who are on HAP – saying she herself has interviewed several people about it.
However, Mr Doyle insisted there are no landlords turning down potential tenants due to HAP.
He said: “In my experience, I’ve never encountered it.
“I’m a substantial landlord in my part of the city… pretty much 90% of our tenants
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