Peter McVerry Trust has welcomed the appointment of Deputy Simon Coveney as Minister for Housing. The charity said that the new Minister faced enormous challenges in implementing sweeping reforms needed to fix the country’s broken housing system.
Pat Doyle, CEO of the charity, speaking this evening said “I’d like to welcome and congratulate Deputy Coveney on his appointment as Minister for Housing. The Minister will be undoubtedly aware of the enormity of the challenges that he faces. Earlier today Minister Coveney said the issue is the number one priority for the new Government and the new minister would be fully supported and resourced as”
“The new Minister is faced with a very urgent need to fix what is a dysfunctional and broken housing system. Peter McVerry Trust will be asking the Minister to base the new action plan for housing on 4 key principles; recognition of the right to adequate housing, affordability, equality and social inclusion.”
“We welcome the fact that the proposed action plan will also include a comprehensive section on homeless prevention. Measures to protect the thousands of individuals, young people, couples and families at risk of homelessness are critical to tackling the homeless issue.”
The charity said that they hoped Minister would be open and inclusive in engaging as many organisations as possible in the coming weeks in preparation of the Action plan for Housing
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