Richard Boyd Barrett TD will be joined by a number of Social Housing applicants in Buswells Hotel at 11am this morning to talk about the housing crisis.
96,000 people are on the Social Housing list and the government’s new social housing policy means little or no social houses will be built this year.
The new Rent Allowance caps introduced in the last budget mean that housing applicants are being forced into homelessness or desperately overcrowded living conditions.
The Homeless Services are so overstretched that people can be reliant on emergency social housing for as long as 7 years.
At the press conference Nicola Lapraku will speak out about how the new Rent Allowance Caps mean that she faces eviction in the coming weeks. Other applicants will tell their stories.
For confirmation: Cllr Melisa Halpin 086 3805793