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Simon Communities in Ireland welcome rent stability legislation

The charity also say urgent action of housing supply and affordability is needed

24 Nov 2015

The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed the rent stability legislation that is expected to be passed by the Seanad later today.  

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Simon Communities in Ireland welcome today’s Homeless Summit but hugely concerned for oncoming winter

17 Nov 2015

The Simon Communities in Ireland attended a meeting called by Minister Alan Kelly and Paudie Coffey on homelessness and preparing for winter. The homelessness and housing charity said they welcomed the opportunity to meet and have these discussions with the Ministers but that there is no getting away from the fact that homelessness has grown substantially worse since the Emergency Homeless Summit of last December and the announcement of the 20 Point Action Plan was announced.

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Simon Communities in Ireland express disappointment that rent certainty measures are diluted

10 Nov 2015

The Simon Communities in Ireland have cautiously welcomed the announcement by Minister Alan Kelly that some rent certainty measures are to be introduced. However, the homeless and housing charity expressed disappointment that it is not full rent certainty.

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Women are falling through the cracks into, and remaining in, homelessness

6 Nov 2015

Simon research and conference looks at women and homelessness issues
 
• 92% of women who are homeless have experienced high levels of violence or abuse.
• 30% first experienced homelessness as children.
• A particular group of at-risk women are remaining trapped in homelessness moving between homeless services, prison, drug and alcohol services etc. 

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LEADING HOMELESS NGOS TEAM UP TO WARN GOVT THAT FAILURE TO DELIVER RENT CERTAINTY WILL FORCE MANY MORE HOUSEHOLDS TO BECOME HOMELESS

5 Nov 2015


Seven national homeless organisations and two Regional Homeless Networks have come together to issue a joint and urgent message to Government calling on them to quickly agree a mechanism to moderate rent hikes which are driving hundreds of families and individuals into homelessness.

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Volunteer With Simon

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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