Air B&B owners should offer their units for HAP tenancies

20 March 2020

Labour Councillor and chairperson of Dublin City Council Housing SPC, Alison Gilliland, has called on Air B&B owners to offer their units to their local authority for HAP tenancies.

Cllr Gilliland said:

‘This would allow those currently in homeless accommodation or in overcrowded home situations become more appropriately accommodated.

‘With falling tourists numbers the knock effect is a fall in demand for AirB&B. Offering a tenancy through the local authority is mutually beneficial for the AirB&B owner and the individual or family seeking a tenancy.

‘Dublin City Council has a very effective place finders service that can support with the allocation of tenants and the paperwork.

‘Given the particular difficulty experienced by individuals/couple in finding affordable accommodation, one bed apartments are in particular need by Dublin City Council at the moment.

‘AirB&B owners who wish to get on board should contact their local authority without delay.’


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