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Over half of renters get financial help from State

May 26, 2022 09:05 By Shannonside News
Over half of renters get financial help from State Over half of renters get financial help from State
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It's over twice as many as nearly three decades ago - with less than 135,000 in 1994.

Over half of the country's renters get help from the state with their housing costs.

The ESRI says nearly 294,000 people got support with their accommodation needs in 2020 - which is 54 per cent of all tenants.

ESRI researcher Rachel Slaymaker says it's partly down to a decline in home-ownership.

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