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Simon Communities respond as new Emergency Accommodation Figures are released

A 15% increase in the total number in emergency accommodation since October 2017

29 Nov 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland said that despite the Government’s ‘reclassification’ of people in emergency accommodation, the upwards trend continues. The numbers accessing emergency accommodation in the latest report from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has increased to 9,724 people.

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Simon Communities respond as new Emergency Accommodation Figures are released

A 15% increase in the total number in emergency accommodation since October 2017

29 Nov 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland said that despite the Government’s ‘reclassification’ of people in emergency accommodation, the upwards trend continues. The numbers accessing emergency accommodation in the latest report from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has increased to 9,724 people.

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RPZs not having the desired effect as people continue to be priced out of the market

Simon Communities respond to Daft.ie Rental Price Report

12 Nov 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland say that figures released today from the Daft.ie 2018 Q3 Rental Report demonstrate how tenants continue to struggle in the face of rising rents and very low supply. The housing and homelessness organisation also said that the report was further proof that Rent Pressure Zones are not having the desired effect.

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Simon Communities respond as new Emergency Accommodation Figures are released

Despite ‘re-classification’ of figures, the numbers have still increased

24 Oct 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland said that despite the Government’s ‘reclassification’ of people in emergency accommodation, the upwards trend continues. The numbers accessing emergency accommodation in the latest report from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has increased to 9,698 people.

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Simon Communities welcome housing and homelessness measures in Budget 2019 but also expressed concern over targets.

9 Oct 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that they welcome the budget measures addressing housing and homelessness. The homelessness and housing organisation, responding to Budget 2019 announcements so far, also expressed concern there seems to be no increase in social housing targets and no social measures to address affordability for tenants in the private rental sector. There are almost 10,000 people living in emergency accommodation and at least 100,000 households in need of social housing. The Simon Communities Pre Budget Submission 2019 details priority areas for the Government in Budget 2019 including: the Private Rental Sector, preventing homelessness, Housing First, emergency accommodation, social and affordable housing supply, health and complex needs and social welfare and income adequacy.

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