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homelessness

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Petition to Leo Varadkar TD, Eoghan Murphy TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Michael Martin TD, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Michael Fitzmaurice TD, Catherine Connolly TD, Mick Wallace TD, Clare Daly TD, Maureen O'Sullivan TD, Catherine Murphy TD, Róisín Shortall TD, Tomás Ó Ceallaigh, Gerry Adams, Thomas Pringle

Setup a National Emergency Committee on Housing & Homelessness, now!

Successive Governments have failed to solve the problem of Housing and Homelessness, it is now out of control.More people than ever are homeless, whether officially counted or not.  Young couples can't find homes or form new families, others are reverting to parental homes, many are splitting up.  More than ever are couch surfing or condemned to the streets - or worse still, taking their own lives. Many many organisations are doing great charitable work to alleviate the problem, as are many working in local authorities....HOWEVER, it is not working!URGENCY is needed, creation of a NATIONAL EMERGENCY COMMITTEE on HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS will provide the means to solving this issue.The solution may include directly building Public Housing, curtailing the Vultures Funds, the Banks and the Rogue Landlords.Establishing such a committee will raise the question: who should be on it? Whoever that is, it must include representatives for all the stakeholders, including the homeless and those who advocate on their behalf.The Housing Action Group is on Facebook.

Housing Action Group
3,455 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Nottingham City Council

Social Housing for Lorraine!

WHO IS LORRAINE? Lorraine is a woman with three teenage children who is facing imminent eviction from her private-rented home due to the sale of the house by the landlord. Her eldest child suffers from severe autism and OCD. Her younger children are settled in education here in Nottingham, on courses that can’t be transferred. She has trawled through the list of private rented accommodation but there is nothing suitable. She does not want to put them through the same stressful experience a year down the line. Her family need secure accommodation. SOCIAL HOUSING FOR LORRAINE!Nottingham City Council have proposed emergency hostel accommodation, but this would be totally unsuitable for her disabled son’s needs. His social worker has put in a firm recommendation that the family needs permanent social housing, not temporary accommodation. It has also been suggested that Lorraine should move out of Nottingham: Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Stoke have all ben mentioned. We find this totally unacceptable. Lorraine and her family have a human right to a private and family life. Her children have a right to education and social life. Her disabled son has a right to stable living environment and support services that he is accessing in Nottingham. SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ALL!With cuts to housing benefits, rising rents, rising levels of overcrowding and rising homelessness and more, Nottingham is facing a housing crisis. So many people need homes, and yet there are empty houses and long council waiting lists. The solution is straightforward: SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ALL! OUR DEMANDSWe call on Nottingham City Council to find a home for Lorraine and her family. More broadly, the City Council needs to seriously address the issue of homelessness for its citizens.

Nottingham Housing Justice Forum
2,613 supporters