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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.

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# homelessness - Monday 14 August, 2017

New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home

Campaign groups have warned the government that “vacant housing stock alone” will not solve the housing crisis.

'Penalties are coming': Minister puts householders with vacant second home on notice

The government laid out its plans for vacant houses after a week of strong criticism over homeless numbers.

# homelessness - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# homelessness - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Census 2016: Nearly one in five homeless adults have a job

In all, 27% of homeless people were aged 18 and under on Census night in April 2016.

# homelessness - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor

Children living in emergency accommodation are living off frozen food and takeaways, according to a new report.

# homelessness - Friday 4 August, 2017

'It's absolutely disgraceful': There are still over 2,800 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1365 families with 2895 children staying in emergency accommodation in June.

# homelessness - Monday 24 July, 2017

Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'It could take 180 years to clear the Dublin city housing list'

Council housing is allocated based on need, age, income and right to live in Ireland on a long-term basis.

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness

IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe

New research shows that almost 50% of homeless people in Dublin are women.

# homelessness - Monday 10 July, 2017

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?

The State has struggled to cope with growing numbers of homeless children and families.

# homelessness - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The Taoiseach and Housing Minister really need to see this film'

Filmmaker Gerard Barrett spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new film, which tells the story of a mother and daughter in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'No place to breathe, no place to think': Family living in emergency accommodation for over 2 years

Tarina Knight has been homeless with her partner David and daughter Amy (17) since April 2015.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health was told today there is an urgent need for the link between ill health and homelessness to be recognised.

# homelessness - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

# homelessness - Monday 3 July, 2017

Homeless families asked to pay €37 a week to live in 'hubs'

Family hubs are group accommodation units specifically for homeless families.

# homelessness - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Home Sweet Home donations to be given to groups tackling homelessness

About €129,000 was unspent after the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin ended.

'Housing payment is trapping homeless families in emergency accommodation'

Barry Cowen says the payment is “trapping” people in homelessness.

# homelessness - Friday 30 June, 2017

'Enough is enough': There are over 2,800 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,312 families with 2,777 children homeless staying in emergency accommodation in May.

# homelessness - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# homelessness - Saturday 24 June, 2017

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

# homelessness - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Minister admits the July deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels will not be met

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

New homes for previously homeless, elderly people built on land donated by Sisters of Charity

The homelessness crisis shows no signs of slowing down.

'Everyone's been saying to me don't give it back... I kept saying it's only a house at the end of the day'

Ann Uzell recently gave up her old home for a smaller apartment.

# homelessness - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Apollo House is going to be demolished

Hawkins House – widely known as the capital’s ‘ugliest building’ – will also be redeveloped.

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

# homelessness - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# homelessness - Saturday 17 June, 2017

# homelessness - Friday 16 June, 2017

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

# homelessness - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I fought to get clean and to get where I am today': New apartments in Dublin give hope to homeless people

St Agatha’s Court consists of 11 social housing apartments located in Dublin’s north inner city.

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

# homelessness - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'It could take 40 years to provide enough homes for people on Dublin's housing list'

Think tank Tasc says that the government’s plan to provide enough homes is simply “not working”.

# homelessness - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'With the average house costing €338K, the market is looking sillier with each passing minute'

It’s all going to lead to a bad end when the bubble eventually burst, writes Gavin Mendel-Gleason.

'Families shouldn't be living in hotels, but to move them into a disused warehouse?' Bargaintown This post contains videos

'Families shouldn't be living in hotels, but to move them into a disused warehouse?'

New planned homeless accommodation has come under strong criticism.

# homelessness - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# homelessness - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions? No Room At The Inn This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions?

Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said that some hotels are discriminating against homeless families.

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