Simon Locked Out
Ireland’s Rental Market is not Working

People who rent have very little tenancy security and can face increases in rent that they cannot meet.

Many people who are becoming homeless are coming from the private rental market. They have lost their home and cannot find another they can afford.

The Simon Communities in Ireland are doing something about this – but we need your help. Join our campaign for a better, fairer rental system by sharing your experiences of the private rental market using #simonlockedout and sharing our video.





Nearly 7,500 people remain trapped in emergency accommodation in Ireland; they are locked out of the private rental market because rents are spiraling and supply is too low.

If we do not move quickly, more and more people will be locked out of the market.




We Can Fix This.
The Simon Communities in Ireland have three common sense solutions
  1. Give people full rent certainty by linking rents to the Consumer Price Index.
  2. Provide people with greater security of tenure – knowing that they can stay in the home that they are renting.
  3. Unlock access to the private rented market by closing the gap between Rent Supplement/Housing Assistance Payments and market rents (especially in Rent Pressure Zones).

We need your support. Standing together we can make a difference. Please join our campaign by sharing our video now using #simonlockedout.