Focus Ireland and its partners have moved 80 families with 150 children out of homelessness since the start of the COVID-19 restrictions, while the Peter McVerry Trust has housed 26 people since the virus struck and expects more to move soon.
Fr Peter McVerry said it is because of their safety and comradeship that so many people who are homeless elect to live in tents.
Crosscare will give unwanted items to people living with very little, as well as the homeless.
"It is totally unacceptable for a rich country like Ireland that so many children have no place to call home,” said SVP National President Kieran Stafford.
Will the small improvements in supports and services have a meaningful impact on families and children living in poverty? Unfortunately, the answer is NO
Ireland has moved on, people have moved on and sometimes that comes as shock – Crosscare Migrant Project.
Latest figures show that 208 families and 363 children became homeless in the first two months of the year.
“It is an outrage that National Women’s Council has no track record in fighting for safe and secure accommodation for homeless expectant mothers”- PLC.
Jesuit Fr Peter McVerry warns that there are a lot more people “on the edge of homelessness” than is realised.
According to CEO Pat Doyle this year’s client numbers will break all records.
Package does not address the level of rent supplement and the actions of banks when they repossess the properties of buy-to-let landlords.
Inadequate response to crisis makes McVerry Trust question "whether this Government are committed to helping people in homelessness".
“We must not shy away from highlighting that homelessness has now deepened from a crisis situation to a national emergency.”
Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.
Jesuit Refugee Service calls on the Government to provide funding and support to help them transition to life outside Direct Provision.
Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.
It will take at least 18 months until the new plan begins to deliver the first homes for people in need.
Direct provision is a "desperately unjust system that condemns families and children to live awfully restricted lives for many many years" - Mgr John Byrne.
“One family a day loses their home and becomes homeless in Dublin alone,” Sr Stan warns.
Canadian visa allocation for Irish people increased from 6,350 to 10,700.