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Social Housing Refusals "What emerges is an incredibly inefficient system"

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and published by the TheJournal.ie have sho...

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17.13 7 May 2019


Social Housing Refusals "What emerges is an incredibly inefficient system"


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17.13 7 May 2019


Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and published by the TheJournal.ie have shown that almost 5,500 applicants have turned down an offer of social housing since 2016.

As homelessness and emergency accommodation figures reach record numbers, then how is it that social housing offers are being turned down?
If there a mismatch between what is being built and what people need then what can be done to mitigate circumstances where people feel that certain homes on offer simply aren't fit for purpose?

Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy, Communication and Research at Focus Ireland joins Ivan in studio to discuss.

 


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