first_imgPrint RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick lights up memories Email Facebook [email protected] NEW jobs are on the cards for Limerick as the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Department of Limerick City and County Council expands its workforce.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick was the pilot city for HAP and, since its inception in 2014, the budget has increased by 244 per cent.The increased workforce is to facilitate the roll-out of the scheme to the rest of the country from next April.Based in the Granary building in the city centre, HAP helps people with long-term housing needs by paying landlords directly with tenants paying their part of the rent to the local authority, based on their income.The scheme currently employs 30 people and has 19 local authority clients, including Limerick City and County Council. From next April, it will add Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Dunlaoighre-Rathdown County Council to its list.The draft HAP budget for next year stands at €213 million with around €50 million ring fenced for payment to landlords.  Previous articleRugby – Arnold to make first start for MunsterNext articleRugby – Derbies the highlight of Ulster Bank League Weekend #UBL Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. News70 jobs for LimerickBy Bernie English – November 25, 2016 983 Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin TAGS70 jobs HAPSLimeick Twitterlast_img

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