Originally Posted by GingerLily
Of course its less than the market rate, HAP properties should be the most affordable housing, not the average rent in an area?
That makes no sense as there are certain standards a house has to reach to be able to be used for HAP.
I've been renting my whole adult life, almost 30 years now and this is my first time on HAP, it's the nicest house I've ever lived in and there was an inspection done with a list of work given to the landlord to bring it up to spec or else it would have been cancelled!
Therefore, by default you are looking at the better houses in an area for the HAP scheme and certainly not the lower end, forcing people who are already financially vulnerable to 'top up' the miserly rent cap, putting them in a much worse situation just trying to keep a roof over their heads.
It's a REALLY messed up situation