Independent Alliance Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has said the increase in Rent Allowance was a key aspect in the Alliance’s Programme for Government.
The Rent Allowance supplement will increase by 15 to 29 per cent and will come into effect next month.
“The new increased limits, which come into effect on July 1, are an important intervention to ensure more people will stay in their homes,” Deputy Moran said. “We remain in an emergency situation regarding housing need.
“The increase in Rent Allowance supplement was a key proponent of our discussions with Fine Gael on entering government and increasing rent supplement is an essential emergency response to help prevent more people from losing their homes.
“The previous Government dithered on the issue, but I am glad to say that the Independent Alliance were firm in their view from day one that measures had to be implemented to protect people from losing their homes.”