COPE Galway welcomes Rent Supplement Increase Announced by Government today
28th June 2016
COPE Galway has welcomed the announcement of a 21% increase in Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) cap limits for Galway City. The local Galway based homelessness charity has long campaigned for such an increase so as to help prevent more people losing their homes in Galway and people who are homeless being in a position to afford housing.
1st June 2016
Minister Simon Coveney’s decision to end the requirement for local authorities to assign between 30% and 50% of all social housing available to homeless people is a serious setback in efforts to tackle homelessness in the view of COPE Galway.