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Another increase in homelessness in March

Focus Ireland stressed that much good work is being done but the crisis will continue without a substantial increase in social housing provision as a matter of urgency and a move away from providing yet more emergency accommodation and hubs.

2019.05.01.

Homeless figures reach record levels

This must be seen as a “line in the sand” for the government. “They must see this cannot continue,” says Focus Ireland in week where homeless families were directed to Garda stations for shelter.

2017.05.27.

Government housing strategy not working – Peter Mc Verry

The Government introduced their housing strategy nine months ago and every single month since then the number of homeless people keeps rising and rising and rising. We need them to go back to the drawing board, said Fr Peter McVerry.

2017.05.03.

Private sector tenants need protection, says SVP

The high cost of rent is a factor preventing many households from being able to afford a minimum essential standard of living

2016.12.04.

Latest figures for homeless children ‘an appalling indictment’

Fr Peter McVerry appeals for emergency legislation to prevent the banks and landlords from evicting families, particularly those with children, into homelessness.

2016.08.23.

Homeless crisis must be priority for new Govt

Focus Ireland calls for five election demands to be delivered by the new Government to help end the current housing and homeless crisis.

2016.02.29.

Housing measures fall short in key areas

Package does not address the level of rent supplement and the actions of banks when they repossess the properties of buy-to-let landlords.

2015.11.12.

Elderly must be included in social housing: Alone

The number of older people coming to ALONE in need of housing increased by 90% in 2014.

2015.10.06.

Focus Ireland concerned over rent supplement cap

Need for legislation to create ‘rent certainty’ in the private rented sector which would counter rent inflation.

2015.03.29.

42 more families became homeless in November

New figures released by Focus Ireland show the number of homeless families in Dublin alone rose to 450 over the first 11 months of this year.

2014.12.17.

Focus Ireland welcomes social housing strategy

It will take at least 18 months until the new plan begins to deliver the first homes for people in need.

2014.11.27.

Homelessness will increase warns Fr McVerry

2013 was a year marked by rising numbers of people presenting as homeless.

2014.06.27.
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