Wednesday 7 December 2016

Coalition's cosmetic 'rent certainty' move will not solve the spiralling housing crisis

Published 19/11/2015 | 02:30

We face a house letting/social housing crisis of epic proportions
We face a house letting/social housing crisis of epic proportions

A homeless summit has revealed that 700 families will be in emergency accommodation this Christmas.

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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.

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