Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

Statement from Dublin Simon Community in response to the November 2021 Homeless Report

Statement from Emma Kilkenny, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Dublin Simon Community, in response to the November 2021 Homeless Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage. “We are concerned for the months ahead as financial pressures, rising costs and widespread Covid-19 cases bring many people closer and closer to […]

Spectre of homelessness stalking older renters as housing costs continue upward trajectory

As numbers in emergency accommodation rise Dublin Simon Community warns that its homelessness prevention teams are busier than ever supporting struggling private and HAP renters People renting within the private and Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) sector are living in fear of receiving notice to quit from their landlords as soaring rents and limited stock means […]

Numbers Tell a Story: Understanding ‘Housing for All’

Numbers tell a story. 4,922 people including 1,591 single adults were homeless in Dublin when the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ housing plan was published in July 2016. By October 2019, homelessness had risen to an all-time high with numbers ballooning to 7,329 people and 3,093 single adults who identified as homeless in our city. Two years on […]

‘U Are Homeless, U Are Not Less’

Dublin Simon Community Launches New Client-Centered Communications Campaign in Partnership with Maser Dublin Simon Community has launched a new multi-channel communications campaign in partnership with Dublin artist Maser and creative agencies BBDO and Banjoman which aims to acknowledge the rich and challenging lives of those experiencing homelessness. The core message of the campaign “U Are […]

Statement from Dublin Simon Community on Housing for All

Statement from Sam McGuinness, CEO of Dublin Simon Community, in response to the Housing for All Strategy, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage. “We welcome the committed targets to eradicating homelessness, housing building and delivery, the enhancement and expansion of Housing First, the allocation of funding to enhance and improve […]

A Midsummer Walk – 19th of June 2021

Our annual “A Midsummer walk for the Homeless” returns this year on the 19th of June and Meath couple Conor and Paula Irwin are encouraging you to get involved and join them on the day. For the last five years, Conor and Paula Irwin have been raising vital funds for Dublin Simon Community and the […]

People Accepting Unaffordable Tenancies Out of Frustration with Lack of Supply

Dublin Simon Community disappointed with the rise in numbers in Dublin emergency accommodation and urges a swift implementation of a cost & supply focused ‘Housing for All’ strategy to prevent people falling back in to homelessness. Dublin, 27th August 2021: Dublin Simon Community says it is disappointed with the rise in Dublin emergency accommodation figures […]