Homeless families deserve urgent action
Charities that work with the homeless are urging a hike in rent supplements on Budget Day.
A survey released last week by the Simon Community adds weight to this demand.
Rent supplement limits have not been increased since June 2013. In Dublin, a couple with one child can get a maximum supplement of €950. In Cork, the same family will get a maximum of €700.
Rents, meanwhile, have risen by as much as 20 per cent in the intervening period, according to various estimates. The Private Residencial Tenancies Board calculated that there...
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