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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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Rental Costs Leave Too Many Vulnerable to Homelessness, say Simon Communities

Simon Communities call for new thinking on public housing and a review of Housing Assistance Payment Rates.

2 Jul 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that rental costs in the private sector are still far too high nationwide, as the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) Rent Index for Q1 2019 shows that average rents increased by 8.3% over the year.

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Serious Shortage of Accommodation Available for Rent Supplement/HAP Recipients, Simon Communities Report Shows

92% of private rental properties on in 11 areas were beyond Rent Supplement/HAP limits in April 2019

2 Jul 2019

Availability of affordable private rented accommodation for people depending on Rent Supplement (RS)/Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is critically low in many parts of the country, according to a new snapshot study from the Simon Communities of Ireland.

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Simon Communities Call for More Ambition from Government on Homelessness as Official Emergency Accommodation Figures Remain Above 10,000

A decrease of 125 individuals from April is welcomed, the first month-on-month decrease in 2019. However, the overall total remains far too high, says Simon

28 Jun 2019

June 28th: The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that the decrease in the number of people in emergency accommodation is to be welcomed, the first time in 2019 that the numbers in emergency accommodation have decreased month-on-month.

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