Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
Housing assistance under Part 4 and social housing support under Act of 2009
37. Subject to regulations made for the purposes of subsection (4)(f) of section 20 of the Act of 2009, the provision of housing assistance under this Part shall be deemed to be an appropriate form of social housing support for a household that is determined by a housing authority under the said section 20 to be qualified for such support.
Modifications (not altering text):
Application of Part restricted (19.08.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 34(1), S.I. No. 424 of 2021.
Housing assistance payment
34. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Part 4 of the Act of 2014 a household shall not be deemed to be qualified for housing assistance in respect of a cost rental dwelling, and for the avoidance of doubt—
(a) a housing authority shall not provide housing assistance in respect of a cost rental dwelling, and
(b) a landlord shall not receive the payment of housing assistance in respect of a cost rental dwelling,
unless at least one member of the household for which housing assistance is sought has been party to a current tenancy agreement in respect of that cost rental dwelling for a continuous period of more than 6 months.