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#Simon Communities

# simon-communities - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,782 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

# simon-communities - Friday 24 April, 2020

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

Apr 24th 2020, 10:56 PM 24,551 Views 39 Comments

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
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,805 Views 42 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

Dec 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,956 Views 6 Comments

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
# Hidden Homelessness
# Hidden Homelessness

One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion

Oct 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 7,536 Views 10 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

Jul 2nd 2019, 10:42 AM 11,850 Views 31 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Mar 4th 2019, 2:25 PM 13,652 Views 31 Comments

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
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Dec 11th 2018, 9:15 AM 7,820 Views 20 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,061 Views 60 Comments

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'
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back'

Sep 25th 2018, 5:14 PM 20,797 Views 12 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Aug 16th 2018, 8:03 AM 13,929 Views 41 Comments

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
# Rental Supplements
# Rental Supplements

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

Dec 11th 2017, 11:36 AM 20,990 Views 94 Comments

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
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

Locked out: Most people on rent benefits still can't afford to rent

May 16th 2017, 7:41 AM 11,442 Views 46 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

Mar 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 26,816 Views 29 Comments

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
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Apr 19th 2016, 12:21 PM 17,687 Views 98 Comments

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
# Fundraising Campaign
# Fundraising Campaign

IKEA is donating furniture to the Simon Communities across Ireland

Jul 4th 2014, 1:20 PM 9,332 Views 30 Comments

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
# Homeless
# Homeless

People sleeping rough in Dublin increases by 20 per cent

Dec 19th 2012, 11:41 AM 3,648 Views 33 Comments

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
# Goodwill
# Goodwill

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs

Oct 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,234 Views 11 Comments

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