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

20 March 2020

Statement by Cllr Alison Gilliland

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.’