portal_normal EE STRUCTURE orgcat: /PUBLICATIONS/EE-ECHO/NEWS

portal_normal PUBLICATION STRUCTURE cat: /publications/ee-echo/news

portal_normal CATEGORY STRUCTURE category: /PUBLICATIONS/EE-ECHO/NEWS

portal_normal STRUCTURE section: corknews

portal_normal getURLCurrent: /web/eveningecho/corknews/detailedstory?p_p_id=DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite&p_p_lifecycle=0&_DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite_arg_detailstory_uuid=f7fe297f-1edf-4132-90cd-57d40cddf86f

portal_normal getPortalURL getURLCurrent: http://www.echolive.ie./web/eveningecho/corknews/detailedstory?p_p_id=DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite&p_p_lifecycle=0&_DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite_arg_detailstory_uuid=f7fe297f-1edf-4132-90cd-57d40cddf86f

portal_normal getPortalURL: http://www.echolive.ie

portal_normal domain: http://www.echolive.ie

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - url: /corknews/Queues-to-view-rental-property-underline-Corks-housing-crisis-f7fe297f-1edf-4132-90cd-57d40cddf86f-ds

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - section: corknews

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - orgcat: orgcat = /PUBLICATIONS/EE-ECHO/NEWS

People queuing to view a rental property on MacCurtain Street. Pic: Victorian Quarter Twitter
People queuing to view a rental property on MacCurtain Street. Pic: Victorian Quarter Twitter
SOCIAL BOOKMARKS

Queues to view rental property underline Cork's housing crisis

IMAGES of people queuing to view a rental property on MacCurtain Street capture the “desperation” of those searching for a home in the current housing crisis.

The photo, which was posted on the Victorian Quarter Twitter page, showed people waiting outside a building on the northside of the city to view a rental property.

Southern Regional Manager of housing charity Threshold, Edel Conlon said: “This photograph captures the desperation in the rental market.”

Ms Conlon said the hunt for a home can be a daunting challenge for many and those on Housing Assistance Payment are the ones who feel it most.

“Seeking accommodation is now a huge challenge and for those on a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), it’s hard to compete with those that have a month’s deposit and a month’s rent in advance.

“There is a serious lack of rental properties across Cork.”

  • Threshold can be contacted on 021-4278848.