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#Simon Communities

# simon-communities - Friday 24 April, 2020

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.

# simon-communities - Monday 13 January, 2020

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.

# simon-communities - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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.

# simon-communities - Thursday 3 October, 2019

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.

# simon-communities - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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.

# simon-communities - Monday 4 March, 2019

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.

# simon-communities - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'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.

# simon-communities - Thursday 27 September, 2018

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 - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'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.

# simon-communities - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities.

# simon-communities - Monday 11 December, 2017

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 - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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.

# simon-communities - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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.

# simon-communities - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

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.

# simon-communities - Friday 4 July, 2014

IKEA is donating furniture to the Simon Communities across Ireland

Simon Communities works with over 5,000 people and families every year.

# simon-communities - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

People sleeping rough in Dublin increases by 20 per cent

This winter, four homeless people have been found dead in towns across Ireland.

# simon-communities - Friday 19 October, 2012

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs

The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.