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Budget 2020 is ‘a failure for struggling households’, says SVP

‘We don’t believe that this budget protects those most vulnerable in the event of a No-Deal Brexit,’ says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2019.10.13.

Twenty-six more people became homeless in June

With the numbers becoming homeless increasing every month, providers are having to run to stand still – Focus Ireland.

2018.07.25.

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.

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.

2017.06.14.

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.

2016.06.29.

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.

Increase in people sleeping rough in Dublin

Peter McVerry Trust calls for “decisive action” by the Government to stem the flow of people into homelessness.

2016.05.05.

Fear of eviction has increased warns Focus Ireland

"Since Tyrrelstown everyone who is renting, even if they are keeping up with their rent, feels vulnerable."

2016.03.22.

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.

Urgent action needed to tackle homeless crisis

“It seems to be almost explicit Government policy that people are expected to live below that poverty line and we see the consequences” - Mike Allen of Focus Ireland.

2016.01.20.

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.

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.

2015.08.25.

Family homelessness still rising warns Fr McVerry

Jesuit concerned that the Government does not fully appreciate the scale and seriousness of the housing and homelessness crisis.

2015.06.06.

Crisis as 71 families become homeless in April

Of the 71 families referred to Focus Ireland by four Dublin authorities, 63 had never been homeless before.

2015.05.27.

Concern at 55% rise in homelessness in capital

411 families in emergency accommodation with 911 children according to Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE).

2015.04.22.

New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.

2014.12.22.

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.

25% rise in those seeking Focus Ireland’s help

“One family a day loses their home and becomes homeless in Dublin alone,” Sr Stan warns.

2014.07.24.
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