Migrants and poverty in the private rented sector in Dublin City: an analysis of the experience of migrants seeking assistance from Threshold

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132314
Title:
Migrants and poverty in the private rented sector in Dublin City: an analysis of the experience of migrants seeking assistance from Threshold
Authors:
Threshold
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132314
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report examines the experiences of migrants in the private rented sector (PRS) in Dublin in relation to issues such as access and affordability, living conditions and landlord-tenant relations. The report is based on the findings of a survey of Threshold clients as well as an analysis of Threshold’s database for 2008. The study finds that while the PRS in Dublin is satisfactorily meeting the needs of many migrants, most have experienced problems at some stage. Deposit retention was found to be a serious issue for migrants. Migrants on low income were found to be particularly at risk of living in substandard accommodation, with affordability problems especially severe for recipients of Rent Supplement. Based on these findings the report makes a number of policy recommendations including the inclusion of discrimination on the basis of income in equal status legislation, the introduction of a rental deposit scheme and the development of a mandatory certification system for the PRS.
Keywords:
MIGRANTS; POPULATION HEALTH; LIVING CONDITIONS; HOUSING
Local subject classification:
ACCOMMODATION
Series/Report no.:
Working Paper Series; 10/09
ISBN:
9781908109019
Sponsors:
This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.

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dc.contributor.authorThresholden
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-30T08:28:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-30T08:28:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.isbn9781908109019-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132314-
dc.descriptionThis report examines the experiences of migrants in the private rented sector (PRS) in Dublin in relation to issues such as access and affordability, living conditions and landlord-tenant relations. The report is based on the findings of a survey of Threshold clients as well as an analysis of Threshold’s database for 2008. The study finds that while the PRS in Dublin is satisfactorily meeting the needs of many migrants, most have experienced problems at some stage. Deposit retention was found to be a serious issue for migrants. Migrants on low income were found to be particularly at risk of living in substandard accommodation, with affordability problems especially severe for recipients of Rent Supplement. Based on these findings the report makes a number of policy recommendations including the inclusion of discrimination on the basis of income in equal status legislation, the introduction of a rental deposit scheme and the development of a mandatory certification system for the PRS.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agencyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseries10/09en
dc.subjectMIGRANTSen
dc.subjectPOPULATION HEALTHen
dc.subjectLIVING CONDITIONSen
dc.subjectHOUSINGen
dc.subject.otherACCOMMODATIONen
dc.titleMigrants and poverty in the private rented sector in Dublin City: an analysis of the experience of migrants seeking assistance from Thresholden
dc.typeReporten
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