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Private Rental Sector Remains Severely Challenging for Rent Supplement/HAP Recipients, Simon Communities Report Shows

Just 8% of private rental properties on were available within Rent Supplement (RS)/Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) levels in November 2018

5 Mar 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have called for the implementation of many of the proposals included in the new amended Residential Tenancies Bill 2018, currently under consideration in the Dáil. The organisation is concerned that there are whole areas of the country where it is almost impossible for people depending on Rent Supplement (RS)/Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) for their housing. The analysis from the latest ‘Locked Out’ snapshot study conducted by the homelessness and housing organisation found that recipients of RS/HAP are locked out of 92% of the rental market. 

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Simon Communities Respond as Emergency Accommodation Figures Grow

9,987 people are without secure accommodation

28 Feb 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have noted that while the number of people in emergency accommodation declined slightly over the Christmas period, an additional 234 people accessed emergency accommodation in January.

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Simon Communities call for stronger tenant protections as people continue to be priced out of the market

The charity responds to’s latest Rental Price Report

11 Feb 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said that the latest rental report, released today, shows that tenants nationwide are faced with a “huge disadvantage” in terms of housing.

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Simon Communities respond as new figures show 9,753 people forced to spend Christmas in Emergency Accommodation

3,559 children were among those who entered 2019 without a home

31 Jan 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said that while any decrease in the number of homeless people is to be welcomed, it is troubling that 9,753 people were forced to spend Christmas without secure accommodation of their own.

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Simon Communities respond to November Emergency Accommodation Figures

Almost 10,000 trapped in emergency accommodation across Ireland as 2018 closes

7 Jan 2019

December 21st 2018: The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that it is deeply worrying to see the year close with almost 10,000 people in emergency accommodation. The total number of men, women and children in emergency accommodation now stands at 9,968, according to figures released for November 2018 by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. 

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Volunteers are at the heart of all we do in the Simon Community, volunteers are essential to the work we do. 

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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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