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Housing Assistance Payments fail to prevent homelessness say charities

The report finds that while HAP is intended to help families pay for a place to live, the reality is that HAP is so low that many cannot afford private rental accommodation.

2019.07.10.

Government policies to help homeless not working

“Rebranding private rent as social housing has not worked. Removing homeless families from official data as a policy response has not worked. Rebuilding Ireland has not worked” – Social Justice Ireland.

2019.02.07.

Only 7% of property rents are within state supplement rates

538 properties were available to rent across eleven locations. A decrease of 54% compared to May 2015,

2018.03.14.

SVP welcomes aspects of Budget 2017, but says public investment must be prioritised

While the transformative policies of Early Childhood Care and Education, social housing provision and energy retrofitting of homes were welcome, according to the society, significantly greater public investment is required over the longer term.

2016.10.15.

Build an equal nation in Budget 2017, SVP urges

In its Pre-Budget Submission, the SVP quotes estimate that 25-30% of the population requires support in meeting their housing needs due to low incomes and high costs in Ireland.

2016.06.15.

125 more families homeless in Dublin in January

769 families in emergency homeless accommodation in January compared to 683 families in December 2015.

2016.02.23.
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