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Sentiment among those living in private rented sector is bleak

Posted on November 14, 2020 by Aideen Hayden

Aideen Hayden

The findings of Threshold’s latest Tenant Sentiment Survey paint a grim picture of people's experiences of renting in Ireland. Threshold surveyed over 150 tenants to assess their sentiment and outlook on the private rented sector. The reality is that while one in four people rent in Ireland today, very few of them want to rent – only 15% – and most want to own their own home or get secure social housing. This means that people are not renting by choice, but because they either cannot …

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Stability and Security - key in building a future

Posted on September 06, 2020 by Cathy Flanagan

If people are to have a chance of building a future, they need stability, a secure home and other crucial supports. In Cork, our Access Housing Unit provides a unique but critical support service to people who are at risk of homelessness or living in temporary accommodation.     We work to empower and assist people 'out of home' to access accommodation in the private rented sector through both pre and post tenancy support programmes. Our formalised pre-tenancy programme is designed to …

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