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Progressing the right to housing in Ireland

Posted on April 25, 2021 by John-Mark McCafferty

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The below text is adapted from a speech delivered by CEO of Threshold, John-Mark McCafferty at Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute’s annual public housing conference on 23 April 2021   As a member of the Home for Good coalition, Threshold believes that a constitutional right to housing is required to improve access to good quality, affordable housing for all. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all just how vital a home is – the safety, security and comfort of home have been …

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Now is not the time to restrict supports for renters

Posted on March 28, 2021 by Aideen Hayden

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The moratorium on evictions was first introduced in March 2020 as an emergency public health measure to restrict movement during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure that renters could remain in their homes. Since then, the effectiveness of restricting the grounds for terminations has been obvious, with reductions of 44% in family homelessness and 40% in child homelessness between February 2020 and February 2021. Residential Tenancies Bill A new Residential Tenancies Bill is moving through the …

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