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Renters are being failed by the system say Simon Communities

Homeless and housing organisation respond to the RTB Index saying people must be protected with a right to housing.

13 Dec 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that figures released today from the RTB Rent Index Q3 2018 show that the rental sector is failing those who rely on it. This is pushing people into homelessness and preventing people from leaving homelessness behind; people remain stuck in emergency accommodation with nowhere to go. The homeless and housing organisation said that the introduction of full rent certainty and enhancing security of tenure through indefinite leasing would make a significant impact on the thousands of people struggling to find a home or to remain in the home they have.

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26% increase in people turning to Simon Communities for support

The housing and homelessness charity welcome significant shifts in Government policy in 2016 while stressing the need for ongoing action

21 Dec 2016

The Simon Communities of Ireland today launched their Annual Report for 2015, reporting an increase of 26% in the number of people seeking help from their services over a two year period. The housing and homeless charity supported almost 8,300 people who are experiencing homelessness across the country. 

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Simon Communities welcome attempts to limit rents in Dublin and Cork but express concern about the rest of the country

The housing and homeless charity respond to new Strategy for the Rental Sector

14 Dec 2016

The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed the Strategy for the Rental Sector released today saying that it represents a seismic shift in policy in terms of attempting to limit rent increases. The housing and homelessness charity particularly welcomed rent predictability limits in Cork and Dublin but said that they are concerned about the rest of the country. They said that many of the people becoming homeless today are coming from the private rental sector and that preventing further homelessness by keeping people in the homes they already have is vital. In addition, ensuring that Rent Supplement/Housing Assistance Payment are kept in line with market rents is critical to keeping people in their homes. 

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Simon Communities urge Government not to miss opportunity to reform Private Rented Sector in forthcoming strategy

The housing and homeless charity respond to increasing rents reported in the RTB Index

1 Dec 2016

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that figures released today from the RTB Rent Index Q3 2016 confirm that the rental market continues to inflate despite rent stability measures introduced last year. The homeless and housing charity said that including full rent certainty in the forthcoming Private Rental Strategy would make a significant impact on the thousands of people struggling to secure or stay in a home.

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National emergency accommodation figures show 26% increase over the last year

Simon Communities Respond to latest Emergency Accommodation figures

25 Nov 2016

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that the national figures demonstrate the number of people becoming homeless and trapped in emergency accommodation remain too high, indicating the urgent need for action. 

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What is Homelessness?

There are many reasons why a person becomes homeless, in Simon we deal with them all.

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