Page 3, 26th January 1996

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Page 3, 26th January 1996 — New Bill offers "no hope"

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Organisations: Aid Society
People: Robina Rafferty


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New Bill offers "no hope"


CHURCH AGENCIES THIS week :condemned the new Housing Bill as offering "no hope" :to homeless families.

In a joint response with other agencies, the Catholic :Housing Aid Society (CHAS) -claimed that the Bill ignores the problems of the majority of single homeless people, and will consign homeless families to an existence of poverty and insecurity.

If the proposals become law, local authorities will only have a duty to accommodate homeless households for a minimum of a year, and "families going through the shattering experience of homelessness will face long periods in temporary accommodation with the possibility of being frequently moved around".

"The Government has ignored the views of many people working with homeless families, and Church groups concerned about homelessness, and introduced proposals that will worsen the lot of homeless people," said Robina Rafferty, Director of CHAS.

She concluded: "Unfortunately the Government appears to be doggedly determined to press ahead, flying in the face of economics, justice and compassion."

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