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Housing crisis eclipsed by Brexit in Budget 2020 – Simon Communities

9 Oct 2019

Budget 2020 has seen the housing crisis eclipsed by a possible Brexit crisis, and that deepens the complexity of solving the biggest and most widespread issue facing modern Ireland. That’s according to the Simon Communities of Ireland. While welcoming the Government’s commitments to Rebuilding Ireland, it warns that much more substantive and timely interventions are needed to solve Ireland’s housing crisis.

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Simon Communities: Government Response to Latest Emergency Accommodation Numbers Will Be a ‘Landmark Moment’ In Homelessness Crisis

Wayne Stanley, National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities, said that it is vital that the Government takes meaningful action on homelessness and affordable housing supply in Budget 2020

30 Sep 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that it is dismaying to see the numbers of people who remain trapped in emergency accommodation climb again, with an increase of 63 people accessing emergency accommodation in August. The charity said that the new figures should be a ‘call to action’ for Government ahead of the announcement of Budget 2020 in October.

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Simon Communities Call for Increased Government Action on Social and Affordable Housing as Emergency Accommodation Figures Rise to 10,275

The Simon Communities say that scarcity of social and affordable housing is leading to intolerably high rents and the rising number of people in emergency accommodation.

2 Sep 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have expressed disappointment that the number of people accessing emergency accommodation rose in July, following two consecutive months of decline.

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Simon Communities renew calls for investment in affordable housing as rents reach record heights

The charity responds to’s latest Rental Price Report for Q2 2019

20 Aug 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that figures released today from the 2019 Q2 Rental Report highlights a critical lack of affordable accommodation in the private rental sector.

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On Third Anniversary of Rebuilding Ireland, Simon Communities Call for Government to Commit to a Major Public Housing Programme to Address the Homelessness Crisis

With one-in-fourteen on the social housing list now in homeless accommodation and a 66% increase in long-term homelessness since 2016, the charity says a major roll-out of affordable cost rental accommodation and increased allocation of social housing for those in long-term homelessness is needed

15 Jul 2019

On the week of the third anniversary of Rebuilding Ireland’s launch, the Simon Communities in Ireland have called on Government to commit to a major roll-out of affordable cost rental[i] accommodation and increase allocation of social housing to those in long-term homelessness[ii] to tackle the homelessness and housing crisis. 

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