Vacancy and Homelessness
The Simon Communities of Ireland has been working with people experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness in Ireland for over 50 years. The worsening housing and homelessness crisis is a growing concern, but Simon Week 2022 is focused on providing solutions.
The Simon Communities have developed proposals for a reformed Repair and Lease Scheme that will rapidly increase housing supply for people trapped in homelessness and on social housing waiting lists. Single adult households are of particular concern. One-bed properties remain in short supply and completely unaffordable for single income households, leaving them vulnerable to housing insecurity.