Issues moving from Rent Supplement to HAP

Today I raised with the Tánaiste in the Dáil a problem in the legislation for those moving from Rent supplement to HAP. The Tánaiste seemed to be unaware of unforseen consequence which are causing big problems for many people and families. If someone is moving from rent supplement to HAP they are often finding that landlords do not want to sign up to HAP and it is also impossible to find another HAP property. So people are left in a situation where the welfare officers are not giving them the rent supplement which means they often owe months of rent and face the possibility of being made homeless.