Govt Misses Deadline On Emergency Accommodation

The Government's failure to meet its own deadline to end the use of emergency accommodation for homeless families is 'disappointing but not surprising'.

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin, made the comment today as Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, confirmed that the government will not meet the deadline it had set of the 01 July.

Deputy Ó Broin said: "Sinn Féin is on the record stating that the former Minister for Housing Simon Coveney had not been forthcoming with any updates on how he planned to reach his target. When we discovered that family hubs were being introduced, it became clear that the government knew that it would not meet its deadline. 

"Not enough is being done in order to bring enough social housing on-stream. Central government needs to provide enough funding to buy, refurbish, and build more houses."


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