Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
Payment of rent contribution by qualified household
44. (1) The member of a qualified household who is the tenant of the dwelling the subject of housing assistance shall pay a rent contribution to the housing authority concerned, determined in accordance with section 31 of the Act of 2009, in respect of the household’s occupation of that dwelling.
(2) The Minister may, for the purposes of this section, prescribe the manner in which a tenant shall pay, or have paid on his or her behalf, a rent contribution to the housing authority.
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.