To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government the number of persons aged 18 to 24 years of age that are receiving housing supports in the form of a HAP and or RAS tenancy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme and the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) play a vital role in the provision of housing supports for eligible families and individuals.
The HAP Shared Services Centre (SSC) provides a highly effective transactional service on behalf of all 31 local authorities, and hosts a national HAP tenancy database. Data provided by the SSC indicates that the number of active HAP tenancies where the primary applicant is aged between 18-24 is 2,877.
My Department does not hold information on the age demographic of tenants accommodated under RAS.
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