New homeless strategy favours rented accommodation

The Government is reportedly considering a new homelessness strategy that would focus more on the use of private rented accommodation rather than emergency hostels.

Reports this morning say the draft plan aims to eliminate homelessness by ensuring that homeless people are not left in emergency accommodation like B&Bs or shelters for longer than six months.

However, the plan does not outline how much money would be needed to achieve this target.

The HSE has already frozen funding for homeless services at last year's levels, causing the postponement of several planned projects.


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