Housing Assistance Payment

Louth County Council can now offer as an additional social housing support, the Housing Assistance Payment. Initially all newly qualified Housing Applicants will be supplied with a pack, illustrating the scheme. In effect the following will happen.

  • Approved Housing Applicant will source their own unit of accommodation subject to available rent limits.
  • The Housing Authority will satisfy itself on the standard of the unit within a timeframe.
  • The Housing Authority will arrange for the Landlord to be paid a monthly rent for the unit.
  • The Tenant will pay a differential rent which is calculated and paid to the Housing Authority.
  • The Housing Applicant will be deemed to have their need satisfied.

More specific details are available below

HAP Tenant Leaflet

HAP Landlord Leaflet