Threshold works, on a daily basis, with people experiencing housing problems and is in a unique position to analyse existing problems and identify necessary policy change to improve the operation of the housing system in Ireland. The organisation it is at the forefront of the development of innovative and creative approaches to overcoming housing problems.

WashingBetter Rent Supplement Scheme

Threshold welcomes the Government's commitment to transfer the rent supplement scheme from the Department of Social Protection to local authorities.

HomelessnessEnding Homelessness through 'Housing First'

Thousands of people who become homeless spend long periods in emergency hostels and shelters. This is a damaging experience because they don't have a home of their own.

young-family-moving2Housing Policy

Based on our work to help people with housing problems, Threshold is seeking the following policy changes that we believe will make the greatest difference:

SafeDeposit Protection Scheme

The non-return of rental deposits affects thousands of tenants who seek Threshold's help annually.

Broken windowTackling Substandard Accommodation

Many tenants continue to live in unacceptable living conditions, for example, without heating or running water or ventilation. Currently, tenants have no way to verify that their property meets legal standards (e.g. accommodation standards or fire safety).

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