Ending homelessness needs investment and political will, not platitudes - Gerry Adams TD
Speaking in response to reports today of a 55% increase in homelessness Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said;
“Homelessness can be prevented and no one in this country should be left to live night to night without the certainty of a home.
“It is not good enough for An Taoiseach to say that no family should be in temporary accommodation while he leads a government that stood over increased homelessness.
“His government has failed to prevent homelessness, has failed to introduce rent control and failed to protect tenants against landlords.
“His government has failed to take the sides of homeowners against the banks, with repossessions on the rise.
“His government has failed to invest adequately in a social housing building programme and failed to fully fund homeless services.
“Homelessness can be prevented and ended, but it will take investment and political will not the platitudes offered today by the Taoiseach.”