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.’