Dublin Simon Expresses Frustration With Emergency Accommodation Numbers in Dublin

Pat Greene, Head of Policy & Volunteering at Dublin Simon Community said:

“The early days of the Covid-19 pandemic brought homelessness to the fore and created the urgency required to address the homeless and housing crisis. Between April 2020 and May 2021, this determination and collaboration led to a 12% reduction in the number of people in Dublin emergency accommodation. Over the last six months, momentum has waned as numbers have crept swiftly upwards to pre-pandemic levels. As restrictions lift and the wider world returns to some level of normality, we are frustrated to see the headway made and lessons learned over the last two years fading from view.”