Single Mother Facing Homelessness Stages Sit-In At Limerick City Hall 7 years ago

Single Mother Facing Homelessness Stages Sit-In At Limerick City Hall

A single mother is staging a sit-in at City Hall in Limerick this evening in a desperate attempt to save her family from homelessness.

Grace Healy is a mother of five and said that while she can afford to pay the €675 rent on the property with the help of the Rent Allowance Scheme, she is currently facing eviction from her home as it has fallen into receivership.

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According to Breaking News, the worried mother said that she had contacted Limerick City Council in order to find a new home for her family but was told that she was "not a priority" as she had not previously been on the waiting list.

She is now staging at sit-in at the housing section of Limerick City Council and has vowed to stay until she receives some assistance.

"I have no intention of leaving here until I get an answer on when I can get a house for my children. I'm on my own and looking after five kids," she said.

"I was told by the Council to bring the kids to a local hostel, but I don't want to have my kids living in a hostel. They deserve a home where we can all be together."

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Limerick City Council has said that it is "happy to engage" with anyone who is at risk of homelessness.