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Zero HAP Properties Available To Rent In Portlaoise

The Simon Community is highlighting what it calls "a widespread problem" to government.

The Simon Community is calling on the government to increase Housing Assistance Payment rates.

A new report from the homeless charity shows the number of properties available to rent within HAP rates has dropped by 79 percent.

Simon Communities says a stark crisis is emerging in regions outside of Dublin, as the number of people experiencing homelessness also increases.

Spokesperson, Wayne Stanley, says the lack of affordable rental properties is a widespread problem:

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