Housing

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)

Housing Schemes

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a financial support to assist those renting privately and who are eligible for social housing support.

Applicants for HAP must be on their Local Authority’s Housing waiting list before they can apply for HAP.

If you wish to apply for HAP and are not on your housing authority’s waiting list you must submit an application for Social Housing Support before you can submit your HAP application.

Do I qualify for Social Housing? - Click Here

Once you have received your Housing Reference number you can apply for HAP.   

Points to Note before you apply:

Ensure you are on the Council’s housing list

• Ensure your family details are up to date

• Ensure you have all required documentation saved to your device before you begin the application process. Click here for required documents

• You must find your own accommodation

• HAP does not pay deposits or rent in advance

• Landlords are paid at the end of each month in arrears

• You must pay the Council a differential rent contribution which equates to 12% of your net income

• You can work whilst availing of HAP

• Your application will not be considered valid until all parts have been received including all required documentation

 

How to apply for HAP online - Watch Tutorial Here

How to register for the HAP Online portal for Landlords - Watch Tutorial Here

Documents a tenant needs to have ready before starting the online process - Watch Tutorial Here

Documents a landlord needs to have ready before starting the online process - Watch Tutorial Here

HAP Online Technical Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants - Click Here

HAP Online Technical Frequently Asked Questions for Landlords/Agents - Click Here

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR HAP

 

HAP Rates

HAP Information Booklet

HAP Information Booklet for Landlords

HAP Information Booklet for Tenants

 

Further information on the HAP Scheme can be found at www.hap.ie

Or from Fingal County Council

Email :  [email protected]
Telephone: 01-8905000