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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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Rental System Remains Inaccessible for Many, says Simon Communities

Responding to the RTB’s latest Rent Index, the Simon Communities renew calls for enhanced security of tenure in private rental sector

28 Mar 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said that figures released today in the Residential Tenancy Board’s (RTB) Rent Index for Q4 2018 highlight the difficulties faced by people relying on the private rental sector for secure and affordable accommodation.

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Simon Communities Respond to Emergency Accommodation Numbers Increase

Over 10,000 people are in emergency accommodation for the first time

28 Mar 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said it is deeply disappointing that the number of people dependent on emergency accommodation has passed 10,000 for the first time, in spite of the enormous efforts of local authorities, Approved Housing Bodies and NGOs alike.

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