Absurdity of homeless policy
Sir, – Keith Harris’s pending homelessness (October 4th), due to a further reduction in the already inadequate rent supplement, is a situation facing many people in the private rented sector.
In my experience with homeless people in Dublin, it is now almost impossible for them, or others dependent on the rent supplement provided by the State, to access accommodation in the private rented sector. This highlights the absurdity of the Government’s homeless policy which is almost entirely dependent on the private rented sector to achieve its objective of eliminating homelessness by 2016. – Yours, etc,
Fr PETER McVERRY SJ,
Jesuit Centre for Faith and
Upper Sherrard Street,