Housing crisis can only be addressed with clear commitment to #EndHomelssness – Newstalk

A petition signed by thousands of people demanding a clear commitment to #EndHomelessness will today be handed to the Government.

More than 10,000 people have now signed the Focus Ireland petition which will be handed to representatives of the three Government parties today.

On Breakfast Briefing this morning, Focus Ireland campaign coordinator Louise Bayliss said Ireland has been simply “managing homelessness” for over a decade.

“We need to end it,” she said. “We need to have that commitment. No country in the world has ever ended homelessness without having that commitment.

“It is a very simple concept. Put a plan in place to end homelessness.

“We know it can be achieved. Back in the 2000s, we were very close to achieving functional zero-homelessness, then, unfortunately, the recession happened and, unfortunately, we have gone back into this situation again.

“We know it can be done. We have seen over COVID, some

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