There was more bad news for the Homeless Executive in Dublin last night after the charity was unable to provide further accommodation for the capital’s homeless people after they received notification that their current credit card limit was maxed out.
The news comes after the charity already had their card maxed twice this week before the credit card willingly extended their limit. It is understood that the lack of funds has now put the charity under severe pressure as they needed the credit to provide much needed accommodation to Dublin’s homeless. The charity say that a total of 531 struggling families applied for emergency accommodation in June alone. The news of the charity’s struggles has angered Fianna Fáil councillor Jack Chambers who said that the issue homelessness should not be at the mercy of a credit card limit.
Mr Chambers said: “It’s not the way to run a society that’s growing as the fastest economy in the western world, we’ve heard a lot of Government figures talking positively about the economy but I think we’re forgetting the fringes of Irish society and where they’re ending up.” “And clearly people who are in a very vulnerable scenario, they need that temporary accommodation and they need that intervention from the homeless executive, and are completely powerless if they’re at the discretion of a credit card limit.”