HAP landlords in Kildare are being paid, on average, a combined €11,000 in rent, monthly, by Kildare County Council.
The Housing Assistance Payment means that councils make a monthly payment to a landlord.
In return, the HAP tenant pays a weekly contribution towards the rent to the local authority.
The Dept. of Housing a total of 1,553 HAP tenancies have been established in Kildare since 2014.