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Calls for review of policy to tackle homeless crisis

“A review should look at both the successes and the things that need to change ... This includes actively building social housing, taxing those who hoard building land and better protecting the rights of tenants facing eviction” – Mike Allen.

2019.08.07.

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.

Jesuit Centre calls for new direction on housing policy

“The policy of the past 25 years has led to a chronic under-supply of real social housing. It has resulted in the homelessness crisis we are now experiencing,” warns Fr Peter McVerry.

2017.10.18.

Social housing will reduce highest ever rents – Peter McVerry Trust

“The rising cost of rent is the main source of new homeless cases, and our worry is that we will see even more households losing their homes as the situation worsens”, Pat Doyle, CEO, Peter McVerry Trust.

2017.08.23.

Child homeless census figures alarm SVP

Children aged under four are now the single largest age group experiencing homelessness, with Census 2016 identifying 765 homeless preschoolers.

2017.08.14.

Rapid-build housing offers a way out of homelessness – Peter McVerry Trust

Peter McVerry Trust hopes to see rapid-build housing play a bigger role in addressing homelessness in the future.

2017.08.03.

Varadkar – homeless crisis will not be solved in government’s lifespan

“We need consistent monitoring to ensure that we really get to the crux of this issue and stop more families from becoming homeless in the first place” – Focus Ireland.

2017.07.28.

Ireland needs homes, not emergency beds, says Focus Ireland

“We believe if the legislation had been passed as many as twenty of the families who became homeless in Dublin every month would still have a home” – Sr Stan.

2017.06.23.

Minister Coveney visits new ‘Respond!’ facility in Waterford

We are committed to the creation and development of resourced communities to enable and empower people to fulfil their potential – Albert Perris, CEO of Respond Support.

2016.11.25.

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.

Government plan to tackle housing crisis welcome

But many of the commitments are "unclear, with no timescale or finances named" says Focus Ireland.

2016.07.20.
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