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# Simon Community

This year
Dublin Simon Community’s ‘first-of-a-kind’ health and addiction care facility to open mid-year
Homelessness: Children in emergency accommodation tops 4,000 for first time
Official figures show 9,409 adults and 4,105 children were in emergency accommodation in November.
The figures are an increase of 335 compared with October 2023.
Over 190 more children are now living in emergency accommodation.
The numbers have been labelled a stark beginning to the new year.
Last year
50 properties available to rent for people accessing HAP in June
Homelessness record broken again as 12,441 people in emergency accommodation in May
Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin falls by 9% compared to last year
'While the moratorium paused evictions, it didn’t stop landlords issuing notices to quit'
There were just 41 properties available to rent for people accessing HAP last month
All time
Outreach groups 'doing all they can' so rough sleepers take up emergency accommodation
92% drop in affordable properties in 10 months as opposition says housing crisis 'getting worse'
Charities raise concerns over inflation as over 9,000 people access emergency accomodation in February
90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients
Report finds 79% drop in number of affordable rental properties available in just three months
Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
Harris: 'No indication there is a second wave here, but not pausing Phase Four would be grossly irresponsible'
In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months
Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity
'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak
'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'
'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless
Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits
'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'
Bullseye's Jim Bowen has died aged 80
Just 7% of rental properties are available within rent support limits
Nearly enough people to fill the 3Arena urgently sought help from Simon Communities last year
'It's not sustainable': Offaly's only emergency homeless shelter risks closure over funding
Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000
'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget
Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
Architects raise €124,000 for the homeless through free consultations
It's on: Ministers begin to declare allegiances as Fine Gael campaign starts
There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation
Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time
Over 80% of rents are too expensive for people on housing benefits
7,000 people will spend Christmas Day 'trapped in emergency accommodation'
'I need a new sleeping bag, some lady poured water down on top of me while I slept'
Martina Bergin
At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night
There are now 6,000 people living homeless in Ireland
600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year