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Supply the key to solving housing and homelessness crisis

Ireland is in the midst of a social housing crisis and a homelessness crisis.  The numbers of families living in hotels in the Dublin region doubled in 2015 and the numbers of new families presenting as homeless increased by a third last year in Dublin alone.

At the same time there are almost 90,000 households on the waiting list for social housing.  It is clear that adequate and appropriate supply is the key issue in terms of addressing this crisis and this will require significant investment.  In the run up to the election Social Justice Ireland has produced a short briefing on housing outlining some key challenges and policy recommendations.  To read more on this issue please click here.