Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

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 […]

The Property Ladder is Out of Reach for Those Seeking help from Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community is disappointed with the rise in Dublin emergency accommodation figures and cautions that the situation for single homeless people of all ages remains dire, despite new housing measures.   Dublin, 28th May 2021: As the Government releases the April 2021 Homeless Report, homeless charity Dublin Simon says that the property ladder is completely out of […]

Spring 2021 Rough Sleeping Count

We welcome the publication of the Spring 2021 Rough Sleeping count by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, which shows a 10% reduction in rough sleeping from Winter 2020. Our Outreach team has been working hard to get people into placements that suit their needs for the last number of months, and particularly welcomes the shift […]

Dublin Simon Hails March 2021 Homeless Report as “Calm Before the Storm”

Latest report is the last before impact of eviction moratorium removal is fully realised  Charity concerned demand for homelessness prevention services could return to March 2020 peak of 1,500 calls per week  Dublin, 30 April 2021: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the latest Homeless Report with concerns that the removal of the eviction ban will significantly impact […]

Rough Sleeping Numbers Fall as Single Homelessness Remains High

Dublin Simon Community advocates for frustratingly high singles category as total Dublin homeless numbers drop to 2017 levels   Dublin, 26 March 2021:  Dublin Simon Community has responded to the latest Homeless Report highlighting the frustratingly high levels of single homelessness in Dublin, despite a decrease in the total homelessness figure. The February 2021 report released today […]