HAP scheme under fire from Thurles representative

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The HAP scheme has once again come under fire at a meeting of the Thurles-Templemore Municipal District.

Concerns were raised in relation to how the income threshold for those receiving housing support is evaluated.

Councillor Seamus Hanafiin described a situation where someone receiving family income supplement – which is a social welfare grant – brought them over the threshold and meant they did not qualify for housing support.

The Thurles representative says the system needs to be re-evaluated.