Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation – TheJournal.ie

ALLEGED UNFAIR TREATMENT by staff, harassment from other residents and infestations are just some of the issues people living in homeless emergency accommodation in Dublin say that they face.

Documents released to Noteworthy under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act detail complaints raised by homeless people living in state-funded accommodation with Dublin City Council between July 2019 and June this year. This includes homeless hostels, private hotels and B&Bs. 

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During this period, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DHRE) received 46 complaints from service users or from NGOs on their behalf. Some complaints listed multiple issues, with alleged unfair treatment from staff and conditions in facilities topping the list.

Source: Noteworthy/Flourish

The complaints revealed here are similar to others reported previously. Documents

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