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# Simon Communities

This year
Over 30,000 people in Ireland affected by hidden homelessness
Last year
Just 27 properties available to rent within HAP discretionary rate late month, report shows
Scammers targeting renters in arrears 'preying on the most vulnerable'
Record low number of properties available for people accessing HAP
All time
Record low number of HAP properties available to rent
'Truly shocking' homeless figures as rentals available through HAP drop 46% since March
Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis
Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017
One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion
Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland
Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits
'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year
Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back'
Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits
Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement
Locked out: Most people on rent benefits still can't afford to rent
There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation
Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in
IKEA is donating furniture to the Simon Communities across Ireland
People sleeping rough in Dublin increases by 20 per cent
Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs