Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants – TheJournal.ie

Dublin Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland spoke with staff who are working with homeless clients every day to seek their input. Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie Dublin Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland spoke with staff who are working with homeless clients every day to seek their input. Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

DUBLIN’S LORD MAYOR is to ask the Government to make a number of changes to the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) system, including the funding of a deposit to tenants to help them to secure accommodation.

The scheme, which is only available to people who are already homeless, provides financial assistance to individuals with their rent payments.

However, they must come up with a deposit themselves and it is a tenant’s responsibility to ensure they get their deposit back when the tenancy

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