Housing Crisis: A Key Issue for our next Government

housing crisisPrior to the election the JCFJ in a joint statement with other social justice groups argued that the current housing crisis has to be solved.

The next Government needs to have housing top of their agenda and reverse the failed policy of the last 20 years where there has been an over reliance on the private rented sector to meet social housing needs. The Government needs to make local authorities and not-for-profit bodies the key providers of social housing.

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Latest Statistics on Family Homelessness Shocking Indictment of Housing Policy

Make shift shelter Reacting to the January 2016 figures on family homelessness, the Centre says that the current homelessness crisis represents a terrible social injustice and reflects the abject failure of housing policy over the last two decades.

In Dublin there are now 769 families, including 1,570 children, living in emergency accommodation, more than doubling since January 2015. January saw 125 'newly homeless' families, a monthly increase higher than any month in 2015.

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