Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Emergency Accommodation Data
141. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of three bedroom units which were offered to families in emergency accommodation in 2016; and the number of three bedroom units which are due to come on stream in 2017 to accommodate large families in emergency accommodation. [2185/17]
My Department’s role in relation to homelessness involves the provision of a national framework of policy, legislation and funding to underpin the role of housing authorities in addressing homelessness at local level. In accordance with section 37(2) of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, statutory responsibility in relation to the provision of homeless services, including accommodation, rests with individual housing authorities. My Department has no function in relation to operational issues, such as those outlined in the Question, which are a matter for the relevant housing authorities.