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One third of those on housing list reject offers of homes from Wexford County Council

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Between January 1 and September 9 of this year, Wexford County Council’s Homeless Support Unit had received 934 calls, of those 63 per cent were found to be at risk of homelessness, a further 7 per cent were supported into emergency short-term accommodation, and 24 per cent were not eligible at the time for housing services.

Between January 1 and September 9 of this year, Wexford County Council’s Homeless Support Unit had received 934 calls, of those 63 per cent were found to be at risk of homelessness, a further 7 per cent were supported into emergency short-term accommodation, and 24 per cent were not eligible at the time for housing services.

Cllr John O'Rourke.

Cllr John O'Rourke.

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Between January 1 and September 9 of this year, Wexford County Council’s Homeless Support Unit had received 934 calls, of those 63 per cent were found to be at risk of homelessness, a further 7 per cent were supported into emergency short-term accommodation, and 24 per cent were not eligible at the time for housing services.

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As another winter looms and with the housing crisis showing no signs of abating, Wexford councillors have called on the local authority to “get its finger out” and start delivering homes for its people.

Speaking at the September meeting of the county council in Carricklawn, Sinn Féin’s Cllr Tom Forde noted how the number of people finding housing through the HAP Place Finder Service, which assists homeless households or households at immediate risk of homelessness, had dropped markedly in the past two years. 


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