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Availability of Affordable Accommodation Remains Critically Low for HAP Recipients in Much of the Country, Improvements for Families Recorded in Dublin, Simon Communities Report Shows

While there were increases in availability of family accommodation within standard and Homeless HAP limits in Dublin, 94.5% of private rental properties surveyed in 16 areas on were beyond standard HAP limits in December 2019

13 Jan 2020

A new report by the Simon Communities of Ireland reveals that an average of just 5.5% of rental housing stock across the country is within standard Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) limits.

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Simon Communities Respond as Overall Emergency Accommodation Figures remain above 10,000 for the 10th month in a row

While there was a very welcome drop in the number of families in homeless accommodation for the second month in row the fact that there were almost 10,500 men, women and children in emergency accommodation as 2019 ended is ‘worrying’, and underlines the challenge to be faced in 2020 says charity.

6 Jan 2020

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said that while there is a welcome drop in family homelessness for the second month in a row it is worrying that we saw 2019 coming to a close with almost 10,500 people in emergency accommodation.

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26% Increase in People Turning to Simon Communities Services, Annual Report Shows

The homelessness and housing charity experienced high numbers in 2018, and stress the need for action on homelessness

5 Dec 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland today launch their Annual Report for 2018, showing a 26% increase in people turning to all of their emergency, prevention, sustainment services and housing throughout the country over 12 months to the end of last year.

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Simon Communities Say Government Action Urgently Needed as Overall Emergency Accommodation Figures Rise Again

That over 10,500 men, women and children will be forced to spend this Christmas in emergency accommodation is shameful, says charity

3 Dec 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said that new figures showing a record number of people in emergency accommodation in October underlines the need for urgent action on homelessness as winter sets in.

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Simon Communities Welcome Recommendations in New Reports from Oireachtas Committees on Housing and Children

New recommendations should now be speedily implemented to ensure they have the intended effects for those most in need, says charity

14 Nov 2019

November 14: The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed recommendations contained in two new reports on homelessness and housing published by Oireachtas Committees this afternoon.

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