54-55 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 last Friday
You may recall how 13 families were due to be evicted from their emergency accommodation on 54-55 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7, last Friday, the day of the election.
Further to this…
Dublin Central Housing Action writes:
Dubin City Council (DCC) have failed to meet [the families’] demands and are refusing to enter into talks with them. In response to this they have, thus far, resisted the eviction and appear to be staying put. They have garnered a significant amount of support from the local community and further afield.
No suitable accommodation has been arranged by DCC. The families state that the temporary accommodation being offered is unsuitable as they offer no security, have no provisions for young children and disrupt their place on the housing list.
The stated reason for the eviction was an increase in the property’s rent, which DCC would be unable to supply. As the residents are in emergency accommodation, they do not receive protection under the tenants’ rights law. The residents became homeless for a variety of reasons, including landlords increasing the rents and rent allowances remaining stagnant.
Their demands are:
1) We are are allowed to stay in 54-55 Mountjoy or are properly and securely housed with full tenants rights in alternative accommodation, suitable for children.
2) That DCC and management go into talks with us collectively as a campaign.
3) All people are granted adequate and protected housing rights, tenancy protection and the safety of a home.
Previously: Squeezed Out Of The Market