Threshold to launch report on homelessness prevention in Cork

6 October 2016
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

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The national housing charity Threshold, will launch a report outlining the achievements of its Cork Tenancy Protection Service at 11am on Friday, October 7th in the Morgan Suite of the Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork City.

The report will outline the results of Threshold’s Cork Tenancy Protection Service, which has been one year in operation and is delivered in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Kerry County Council and the Department of Social Protection.

The purpose of the Tenancy Protection Service is to support people in their current tenancies and keep people in their homes. The service provides advice and support to individuals, couples and families in the South West Region who are living in private rented accommodation, experiencing tenancy problems, and who are at risk of homelessness.

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD, will launch the report at Friday’s event. Also speaking at the launch will be Chairperson of Threshold, Aideen Hayden; Niall Horgan, Threshold Regional Manager, Southern Services; a Threshold client case study and Cllr P.J Hourican, deputising for the Lord Mayor of Cork City.

Speaking ahead of the report launch tomorrow Niall Horgan, Threshold Regional Manager, Southern Services said, “Within our first year, our service in Cork has supported and provided advice to thousands of people in the region and the achievements made are significant and encouraging. Without this vital service, the number of homeless families in the South West Region would be significantly higher and the homelessness crisis would be almost unmanageable. We look forward to sharing the report and results of our first year of operation.”

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