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Housing Assistance Payment

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is part of a range of housing supports that can be accessed through Meath County Council. All newly qualified 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


Phone: 046 909 7290


HAP Information Leaflet pdf, 912kb

HAP Tenant Information (English) pdf, 486kb

HAP Tenant Information (Irish) pdf, 490kb

HAP Landlord Information (English) pdf, 487kb

HAP Landlord Information (Irish) pdf, 486kb