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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Simon Communities

Last year
# locked out
Record low number of HAP properties available to rent
The report, which examines 16 areas of the country, found that there were only 35 HAP properties available.
# Housing
'Truly shocking' homeless figures as rentals available through HAP drop 46% since March
The study says that outside of Dublin, properties available to rent within HAP limits are worryingly low.
All time
# Homelessness
Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.
# Simon Communities
'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.
# Housing
Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis
A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.
# locked out
Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.
# Homelessness
Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017
That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.
# hidden homelessness
One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion
That’s according to a new survey published by the Simon Communities of Ireland today.
# Housing
Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland
That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.
# Housing
Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits
That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.
# Annual Report
'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year
Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.
# Homelessness
Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.
# Simon Communities
'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back'
Dublin Simon Community launched its annual impact report earlier today.
# Housing
Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits
That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities.
# rental supplements
Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement
A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.
# Simon Communities
Locked out: Most people on rent benefits still can't afford to rent
Only two properties in 11 locations were available to rent for a single person on State rent benefits.
# Homelessness
There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation
The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.
# homeless crisis
Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in
Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.
# fundraising campaign
IKEA is donating furniture to the Simon Communities across Ireland
Simon Communities works with over 5,000 people and families every year.
# Homeless
People sleeping rough in Dublin increases by 20 per cent
This winter, four homeless people have been found dead in towns across Ireland.
# goodwill
Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs
The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.