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Domestic Violence Accommodation

11 April, 2017

This policy document makes a a series of recommendations on how to increase housing supports for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The funding allocated for these services must meet the level of need required. The provision of emergency and step down accommodation units should fall within the remit of the Department of Housing with Tusla and NGOs providing support. There needs to be greater flexibility in HAP/Rent Supplement payments to help women transitioning out of abusive situations and greater flexibility with the application of council housing allocation schemes.