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Simon Communities say the Rent Pressure Zones urgently need review as they are not having desired effect

The homeless and housing organisation respond to Rental Price Report

14 Nov 2017

The Simon Communities in Ireland say that figures released today from the 2017 Q3 Rental Report show that the private rental market remains unable to cope with demand. The housing and homelessness organisation said that the introduction of Rent Pressure Zones did not go far enough, given the scale of the crisis, and that they should be reviewed as soon as possible. 

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Simon Communities welcome Budget 2018 measures to address housing and homelessness

The housing and homeless organisation concerned social housing builds commitments will not deliver enough homes as quickly as they are needed

10 Oct 2017

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that they welcome the budget increases to tackle homelessness to meet emergency accommodation needs. As this emergency lead response continues, people’s physical and mental health will continue to deteriorate especially with the absence of an appropriate health and homeless budget. The homelessness and housing organisation said that it is also welcome to see the Government take a more proactive role in social housing builds but are concerned that supply will not be sufficient to meet demand. A greater focus is needed on building affordable homes. There are over 8,000 people living in emergency accommodation and at least 90,000 people on the social housing waiting list.

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Simon Communities Lament 10th Anniversary of Simon Week

Crisis forum convened with national and international experts given unprecedented rise in homelessness and housing instability since 2008

2 Oct 2017

The Simon Communities are convening a meeting of national and international experts highlighting evidence informed solutions to the ever growing housing and homelessness crisis. The No One Left Behind event marks the beginning of Simon Week 2017. The first Simon Week took place in 2008. The event will be officially opened by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Eoghan Murphy, T.D.

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Simon Communities launch ‘No One Left Behind’ Campaign and Pre Budget Submission 2018

18 Sep 2017

The Simon Communities in Ireland have launched a campaign demanding the Government build more social and affordable housing so that no one is left behind. The homeless and housing organisation said that too many people are being impacted and traumatised by experiences of homelessness and that all elements of Ireland’s housing sector show signs of being broken. The Simon Communities also launched their Pre Budget Submission 2018 laying out what the Government must do immediately to stem the tide of people becoming homeless and experiencing housing instability.

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Simon Communities welcome Housing Summit outcomes

The housing and homelessness organisation say this is a welcome first to make a real impact of people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity

8 Sep 2017

The Simon Communities of Ireland have welcomed today’s Housing Summit outcomes, chaired by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministers Eoghan Murphy and Damien English, in particular the announcements of renewed focus on prevention; Housing First; people, with complex and multiple needs; and the policy shift at local authority level from acquisitions to direct housing build. We look forward to seeing the full Rebuilding Ireland review.

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