Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Emergency Accommodation Data
I propose to take Questions Nos. 574 and 575 together.
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. Statutory responsibility in relation to the provision of emergency accommodation for homeless persons rests with individual housing authorities.
My Department does not fund any homeless service directly but provides funding to housing authorities towards these costs. Under the funding arrangements, housing authorities must provide at least 10% of the cost of services from their own resources. Housing authorities may also incur additional expenditure on homeless related services outside of these funding arrangements with my Department. Therefore, the exact spend by housing authorities on homeless services, as well as the types of accommodation, are a matter for individual housing authorities in consultation with the Management Group of the relevant regional joint Homeless Consultative Forum.
County Mayo is included in the West region for the purposes of homeless administration, along with Galway and Roscommon. Financial reports from each of the homeless regions, setting out expenditure on homeless services, including emergency accommodation, are published on my Department's website at the following link: . The table below sets out regional expenditure for the West region as contained in their End of Year financial reports for the years 2016 to 2018.
West regional expenditure
My Department publishes a monthly report on homelessness. The monthly report is based on data provided by housing authorities and produced through the Pathway Accommodation & Support System (PASS) and captures details of individuals utilising State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements that are overseen by housing authorities.These monthly reports are published on my Department's website at the following link: .
The most recently published report, in respect of September 2019, shows that there were a total of 33 adults in emergency accommodation in County Mayo. Data on numbers presenting as homeless are not collated in my Department.
The table below sets out the numbers of adults in emergency accommodation in County Mayo from June 2014 to September 2019, the most recent month for which data is available.
|Month||No. of Adults||Month||No. of Adults||Month||No. of Adults|
|Jun 2014||2||Apr 2016||4||Jan 2018||10|
|Jul 2014||3||May 2016||4||Feb 2018||16|
|Aug 2014||4||Jun 2016||7||Mar 2018||21|
|Sep 2014||4||Jul 2016||6||Apr 2018||24|
|Oct 2014||2||Aug 2016||8||May 2018||27|
|Nov 2014||2||Sep 2016||12||Jun 2018||25|
|Dec 2014||1||Oct 2016||11||Jul 2018||26|
|Jan 2015||2||Nov 2016||11||Aug 2018||23|
|Feb 2015||2||Dec 2016||12||Sep 2018||23|
|Mar 2015||2||Jan 2017||12||Oct 2018||29|
|Apr 2015||2||Feb 2017||9||Nov 2018||30|
|May 2015||3||Mar 2017||6||Dec 2018||39|
|Jun 2015||7||Apr 2017||8||Jan 2019||39|
|Jul 2015||6||May 2017||8||Feb 2019||32|
|Aug 2015||4||Jun 2017||12||Mar 2019||32|
|Sep 2015||7||Jul 2017||10||Apr 2019||31|
|Oct 2015||5||Aug 2017||9||May 2019||34|
|Nov 2015||8||Sep 2017||11||Jun 2019||36|
|Dec 2015||4||Oct 2017||12||Jul 2019||40|
|Jan 2016||5||Nov 2017||8||Aug 2019||33|
|Feb 2016||5||Dec 2017||8||Sep 2019||33|