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SVP publish pre-budget submission

Almost 10,000 people are currently homeless, and nearly 86,000 households are on the social housing waiting list.


Homelessness is an emergency – Fr Peter McVerry

If the current rate of people becoming homeless continues, there will be 8,300 people living in homeless accommodation when the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe announces details of Budget 2018.


Housing funding process is too slow to impact homeless crisis

671 families with 1,257 children have become homeless in Dublin in the first eight months of 2016.


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.


Housing not shelter is the answer to homelessness

Inadequate response to crisis makes McVerry Trust question "whether this Government are committed to helping people in homelessness".


Homelessness is a national emergency: Sr Stan

“We must not shy away from highlighting that homelessness has now deepened from a crisis situation to a national emergency.”


Focus Ireland calls for 3,000 new homes

Homeless charity warns housing crisis cannot be solved without substantial Government investment in public housing.


SVP urges restoration of One Parent Family payment

Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.


Budget 2015 must tackle poverty and social exclusion

Calls for assistance to the SVP’s regional offices have increased by over 100% since 2009.


Budget has created new poverty traps, SVP warns

Young people and older people targeted by Budget 2014.


CPSMA disappointed at continued reduction in capitation grant

Reduction will exacerbate “very difficult financial situations facing many schools."

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