Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
39. (1) A housing authority may, subject to subsection (3), provide housing assistance to a qualified household in accordance with this Part.
(2) In order for housing assistance to be provided under this Part to a qualified household in respect of a dwelling—
(a) that household shall source the dwelling in respect of which it seeks housing assistance,
(b) the dwelling concerned shall meet the conditions set down in section 41 ,
(c) the landlord shall comply with the conditions set down in section 42 ,
(d) the member of the qualified household who is the tenant of the dwelling occupied by that household shall pay a rent contribution to the housing authority in accordance with section 44 , and
(e) the housing authority shall be satisfied that the tenancy concerned is or would be a tenancy in good faith.
(3) In providing housing assistance to a qualified household in accordance with subsection (1), a housing authority shall ensure that, in respect of the financial year concerned, the aggregate of the authority’s payments of such assistance does not exceed the moneys made available to the authority for that purpose in that year from the Vote for Environment, Community and Local Government in the Estimates for Public Services (within the meaning of section 17(1) (inserted by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2013) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011).
Modifications (not altering text):
Application of section 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.