Time to get serious
Almost 10,000 people including over 3,500 children are homeless in our country. This is a scar on our cities and towns. Nowhere is the housing crisis so evident and so heart breaking as in the sight and facts of homelessness on our streets. It must be a priority for any future government to tackle and resolve this crisis.
Why Do It?
Ireland is a strong vibrant country with a deep sense of community and fairness. Homelessness stands in opposition to the values that we share. Addressing the crisis must be a clear priority.
Fianna Fáil’s plan to tackle homelessness
More social housing
Target increased capital investment in social housing to address the homelessness crisis.
Adopt a Housing First approach. Focusing new units on wrap around services.
Housing Assistance Payment Scheme
HAP recipients should not be removed from social housing waiting list.
Ensure adequate resources are given to homeless services on a year round basis.
Building Affordable Homes for All
The state has to step up and build affordable units in the right places. This is a core part of Fianna Fail’s vision for securing home ownership for the next generation.