Family Hubs will not solve the housing crisis says Galway politicians

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Sinn Féin Seanad spokesperson on Housing, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Family Hubs will not solve the housing crisis, but instead deepen and 'normalise' homelessness. Instead, the Government must abandon its reliance on the 'the market' and intervene directly in order to solve this crisis.

This is the message from Sinn Féin Seanad spokesperson on Housing, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, and Joe Loughnane, Galway representative of People Before Profit, who are both highly critical of the Government proposals to tackle homelessness through the controversial Family Hubs programme.

Family hubs are group homes for homeless families which were first announced by the Government earlier this year. Eighteen hubs are being rolled out in Dublin in order to end the widespread use of commercial hotels and B&Bs for housing homeless families. Such hubs may yet be introduced in Galway, pending how they turn out in the capital.


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