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Simon Communities say tenants need stronger protections as rents reach record heights

The charity responds to’s latest Rental Price Report

13 May 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that that figures released today from the 2019 Q1 Rental Report highlight the inability of the private rental sector, in its current form, to provide adequate and secure housing for all.

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Simon Communities Respond as New Figures Show 10,305 in Emergency Accommodation

Upward trend cannot be normalised, says Simon

1 May 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that it is worrying that the number of people in emergency accommodation stands at another record high of over 10,000 for the second consecutive month.

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New report released by Simon Communities highlights lessons from other countries in developing effective homelessness prevention

Sufficient housing supply, working effectively with other services and prevention as part of an integrated strategy are three essentials to effective homelessness prevention, report finds

16 Apr 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland today launched a new report on homelessness prevention, which finds that stopping homelessness from happening is the best way to avoid the great human and financial costs that accompanies this extreme form of poverty and exclusion.

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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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What is Homelessness?

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

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