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Government needs to start focusing on the housing crisis in Dublin City- Cllr Janice Boylan

1 December, 2014


Dublin City Sinn Féin Cllr Janice Boylan, has called on the government to start focusing on the housing crisis in Dublin City and around the country.

 Speaking as a member of the Dublin City Council Housing Committee, Councillor Boylan reiterated the desperate need for more quality, affordable housing to be made available.

 Cllr Boylan said -

 “Both families and single people are waiting far too long to be housed and not being given the opportunity to call somewhere home. In my role, as a Dublin City Councillor, I am constantly being contacted by people who are in desperate need of housing.

This government's approach has been too slow to address the ever increasing demand for quality affordable housing. It has failed on many levels to address the needs, of not only the people in the inner city, but in the country as a whole.

The housing and homeless crisis that the country is currently facing is a direct result of a failed attempt and a lack of desire to address the recurring housing demand and need. This government and its predecessors have had ample opportunities to build much needed homes but chose instead to inflict austerity measures on those who are struggling and in greatest need.

With all the focus on the water charges at the moment, and rightly so, the housing crisis and how the government is handling it, has not been discussed as much as it should be. There are families living in hotels and hostels or worse still on the streets, coming up to Christmas, with no time frame in sight to when they will be offered their much desired and much needed homes. This is just not good enough.”

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