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Rent Supplement safety net failing to keep people out of homelessness

Simon Communities study finds 95% of properties available to rent beyond their reach of those in receipt of rent supplement/HAP payments

26 Jan 2016

95% of properties available to rent are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state rent supports for their housing, a snapshot study by the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. There was just one property available to rent for a single person within rent supplement/HAP limits over the three day study period; this was in Leitrim. These shocking findings show that the housing and homeless crisis needs action before the current Government leaves office. It cannot wait.

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Rent Supplement safety net failing to keep people out of homelessness

Simon Communities study finds 95% of properties available to rent beyond their reach of those in receipt of rent supplement/HAP payments

26 Jan 2016

95% of properties available to rent are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state rent supports for their housing, a snapshot study by the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. There was just one property available to rent for a single person within rent supplement/HAP limits over the three day study period; this was in Leitrim. These shocking findings show that the housing and homeless crisis needs action before the current Government leaves office. It cannot wait.

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Volunteers are at the heart of all we do in the Simon Community, volunteers are essential to the work we do. 

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