Rent Supplement safety net failing to keep people out of homelessness

Simon Communities study finds 95% of properties available to rent beyond their reach of those in receipt of rent supplement/HAP payments Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4.5% (34) of all properties available to rent were at or below rent supplement/HAP limits across 11 locations in the November study period. 1 property was available to rent within […]

Simon Community welcome announcement of 1,000 housing units

Homeless and housing charity say urgent action is required to follow through on commitments Tuesday, January 26, 2016 The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed the announcement from the Minister of Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D., of the allocation of funding for the delivery of 1,000 new social housing units. The units […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to Daft Rental Report

Rents in Dublin continue to rise with a year on year increase of 8.2% in the capital Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Dublin Simon Community have said that figures released today from the Q4 2015 Rental Report are worrying and will continue to push more and more people into homelessness and emergency accommodation. The report […]

Dublin Simon Community responds to rise in numbers accessing emergency accommodation in Dublin

114% increase in families accessing emergency accommodation Monday, February 22, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community has today expressed extreme alarm at the rising number of families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. The figures were released today by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. Speaking about the continuing increase, Sam McGuinness from the Dublin Simon Community said; […]

Virgin Media Night Run to support Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community are proud to partner Virgin Media’s inaugural Night Run Wednesday, March 02, 2016 Dublin Simon Community are delighted to announce that they are the official charity partner for the Virgin Media Night Run taking place on May 22nd. The Night Run will see over 8,000 people run through the streets of Dublin […]

Dublin Simon Community express concern at latest ESRI report

Lack of housing supply will prevent those moving on from emergency accommodation Thursday, March 10, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community has today (10/03/2016) expressed extreme concern about the lack of housing supply in the Dublin region after research was released by The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The ESRI launched their “Housing Supply and […]

Numbers in emergency accommodation in Dublin increase by 37%

Dublin Simon say that homelessness & housing must be a red line issue for the next Government Friday, March 11, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community today (11 Mar 2016) said that as the number of people stuck in emergency accommodation continues to increase at a shocking rate, housing and homelessness must be a red line […]

Dublin Simon saddened to see a 36% rise with latest homeless figures

Government action is urgently needed to tackle homeless and housing crisis Wednesday, April 13, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community today (13 April 2016) said that the number of people stuck in emergency accommodation in Dublin is increasing at an alarming rate. The leading homelessness charity said that the 32nd Dail must, without any further delay, […]

One for Ireland campaign aiming to raise €1 million for homeless charities

Part of the proceeds will go to the Dublin Simon Community Wednesday, April 27, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community are proud to announce that they are one of the selected charities that will be supported by the One for Ireland nationwide campaign on Friday 29th April. The campaign, which is being run by the Irish […]

Help Dublin Simon & Safetynet buy a new Mobile Health Unit

Volunteers will travel 3,400km in twelve hour cyclathon to help purchase a new Mobile Health Unit Friday, April 29, 2016 Dublin Simon Community and Safetynet have officially launched their 2016 Cyclathon, which will take place on Saturday 7th May on South King Street, Dublin 2.  The Cyclathon will see ten volunteers cycling on ten stationary […]