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Latest homelessness figures show slight decrease

However, Focus Ireland warned of “potential increases in the coming months” and called on the Government to reintroduce the eviction ban and rent freeze to protect people fully during COVID-19.


SVP calls for government housing strategy to be abandoned

“A social housing policy that relies so heavily on the private rented sector can never be the answer to the housing problem.”


Consistent poverty rate falls, but families still struggle at Christmas

SVP is still receiving an average of 1000 calls for help every day from worried families in the run-up to Christmas and is particularly concerned about some people in private rented accommodation.


SVP urges action on inequality in Budget 2018

“The question which is agitating the world today is a social one. It is a struggle between those who have nothing and those who have too much. It is a violent clash of opulence and poverty which is shaking the ground under our feet.” – SVP founder Frederic Ozanam.


Homeless charities welcome rent supplement increase

Peter McVerry Trust believes the Government must still bring forward legislation to link rents to the Consumer Price Index before the year end.


Calls for rent aid review for all counties

“Most families in hotels and B&Bs are being forced into homelessness and emergency accommodation because of huge rent increases in private rental sector" - SVP.


Chronic lack of social housing & accommodation: SVP

The SVP has called on the Government to deliver its targets in 'Social Housing 2020' and expressed concern that the 2015 targets for new social housing won't be realised.


Children suffer effects of housing crisis

Barnardos urges Government to quickly address rising rents and serious lack of social housing.


SVP hopes smaller budget ‘take’ will result in less austerity

Those who are struggling throughout Ireland have suffered enough SVP warns.

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