Second wave of homelessness looks likely following COVID-19 according to St Vincent De Paul – Extra.ie

St Vincent De Paul has expressed concerns that Ireland will be struck with a second wave of homelessness following COVID-19.

The charity organisation believes there is a danger of more people across the country being affected by homelessness after the Department of Finance revealed that unemployment is set to reach 22% at its peak as a result of the pandemic.

In response to this, SVP has outlined a list of key measures that must be addressed to avoid this second wave.

St Vincent De Paul has expressed concerns that Ireland will be struck with a second wave of homelessness following COVID-19. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The measures the charity are hoping to see include a rent freeze and a moratorium on evictions beyond the 27 June deadline.

St Vincent De Paul is also looking for an urgent change in regulation for short term lettings, an exit strategy

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