Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a new social housing support. HAP will replace Rent Supplement for those with a long term housing need. Persons applying for HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) must be a qualified housing applicant(s) before they can apply for HAP.
If you are eligible as an approved housing applicant, you must find your own private rented accommodation (within specific rent caps). The Local Authority will pay the landlord directly and the tenant will pay a rent to the local authority based on the differential rent scheme. The rent will be based on your weekly household income and works in a similar way to the differential rents charged for local authority houses. See the attached Tenant & Landlord forms below for more detailed information.
HAP Landlord Information Booklet Eng. V3 2016.pdf (size 554.8 KB)
HAP Landlord Information Booklet Ire. V3 2016.pdf (size 535.4 KB)
HAP Leaflet Eng-Ire V3 2016.pdf (size 2.2 MB)
HAP Tenant Information Booklet Eng. V3 2016.pdf (size 545.5 KB)
HAP Tenant Information Booklet Ire. V3 2016.pdf (size 526.2 KB)
Maximum Rent Cap in Offaly per Month.docx (size 11.8 KB)