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Simon Communities respond as new Emergency Accommodation Figures are at the highest level ever recorded at 9,846

Numbers trapped in emergency accommodation increase by 2% since last month.

29 Jun 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that the numbers of people trapped in emergency accommodation have increased again and are at the highest level ever recorded according to figures released for May 2018 by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. 

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Rental System Remains Broken says Simon Communities

Homeless and housing organisation respond to the RTB Index calling for full rent certainty and enhanced security of tenure

12 Jun 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that figures released this evening from the RTB Rent Index Q1 2018 show that the rental sector remains broken. This is causing homelessness and preventing people from leaving homelessness behind. The rental market is under huge pressure and is struggling to cope with demand. The homeless and housing organisation said that the introduction of full rent certainty and enhancing security of tenure would make a significant impact on the thousands of people struggling to find a home and to remain in the home they have.

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Simon Communities call for national conversation on the right to housing

The housing and homelessness organisation host event to welcome UN Special Rapporteur for Adequate Housing to Ireland

11 Jun 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland are delighted to welcome the UN Special Rapporteur for Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, to Ireland today. Ms. Farha will be the keynote speaker at a Simon Communities event, ‘Making the Case for a Right to Housing’, which takes place in Dublin today. Other speakers include Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Senator Colette Kelleher and Niamh Randall of the Simon Communities. The Simon Communities new paper, ‘Making the Case for a Right to Housing in Ireland’ will be published at this event which will be chaired by journalist Cathal MacCoille.

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Simon Communities welcome NESC recommendations on housing affordability and use of public lands

17 May 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that they welcome the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) report, Urban Development Land, Housing and Infrastructure: Fixing Ireland’s Broken System, published this morning which argues that housing affordability must be built into the supply of housing.   

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Tenants powerless in face of rapidly rising rents

Simon Communities respond to Daft.ie Rental Price Report

4 May 2018

The Simon Communities in Ireland say that figures released today from the Daft.ie 2018 Q1 Rental Report demonstrate how tenants are virtually powerless in the face of rising rents and very low supply. The housing and homelessness organisation also said that the report was further proof that Rent Pressure Zones should be urgently reviewed as they cannot work without proper monitoring and enforcement.  

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