Homeless Crisis

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“HAP  ultimately does little to provide security of tenure or remove the prospect of homelessness in the future”

Dublin’s family homelessness crisis will not be solved without “serious reform of the private rented sector”, independent experts have told Dublin Cit(...)

Micheál Martin accused Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar of ‘failure to deliver’ on repeated housing announcements. File photograph: Collins

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Fianna Fáil leader over responsibility for the homelessness crisis. Mic(...)

Housing sector faces serious challenges in terms of minimum standards, says department. Photograph: Frank Miller

A significant number of rented homes inspected by local authorities last year will not comply with new regulations setting minimum health and safety s(...)

Eoghan Murphy,  Minister for Housing, speaking after the ‘housing summit’ . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has accepted that he will struggle to convince homeless families to accept a privately rented house backed by the S(...)

House prices in Dublin have risen by an average of almost €155,000 above their low-point in 2012,  new figures show.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

House prices in Dublin have risen by an average of almost €155,000 (70 per cent) above their low-point in 2012, while the average asking price for hou(...)

The Bogden family from Romania pictured in Focus Ireland’s coffee shop where an evening homless service for families is situated. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The number of emergency rooms that had to be booked for homeless families who by late evening have nowhere to sleep has almost doubled since the start(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. File Photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Detailed information on the classification of 875 people removed from official homeless statistics will not be available until the coming weeks, Minis(...)

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives to attend his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican last week. Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP

Homeless families could end up having to live in Garda stations during Pope Francis’s visit because they will have to move out of their hotel rooms, F(...)

The Government should consider whether it is appropriate to provide homeless families with emergency accommodation if they have refused Housing Assist(...)

In band 1, covering the four Dublin local authorities as well as Cork City, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow, the maximum annual net income thresholds are €35,000 for a single person and €42,000 for a family with children.

Stringently enforced income bands in the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), based on the county in which a home is located, are “keeping people in home(...)

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