1061. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his views on a matter (details supplied); his further views on the fact that those in receipt of the housing assistance payment for homeless households in the building are continuing to receive the payment and have their rent paid leading to a discrepancy between those on the normal payment and those on the homeless payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12808/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Housing Assistance Payment)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): Any household assessed as eligible for social housing is immediately eligible for housing support through the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme. Once a household has been deemed eligible for social housing support, it is a matter for the local authority to examine the suite of social housing supports available, including the HAP scheme, to determine the most appropriate form of social housing support for that hous...