Coalition's cosmetic 'rent certainty' move will not solve the spiralling housing crisis
Published 19/11/2015 | 02:30
A homeless summit has revealed that 700 families will be in emergency accommodation this Christmas.
More people than ever will sleep rough on streets, in garda stations and in hospital A&E departments.
Rents are rising faster now than at any time since 2007. The latest "rent certainty" measures are wholly inadequate. We face a house letting/social housing crisis of epic proportions. Those who can't afford market housing costs will multiply. The two-year rent hike restriction amounts to a cosmetic, quick-fix makeover.