An agency which provides support for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness in Kerry has broadly welcomed the Government’s rental reforms. Novas Initiatives Novas Initiatives operates a homeless shelter in Tralee and also provides other housing supports. Spokesperson Úna Burns says while the agency broadly welcomes the reforms; it would have liked to have seen rent supplement given to those on low income linked to inflation. She says the Government needs to take a more active role in providing social housing so as to reduce dependence on the private sector. Ms Burns also welcomes Kerry County Council’s plan to carry out a major survey of its stock of more than four thousand properties. [audio_player src=””]