Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Emergency Accommodation Provision

Photo of Bríd SmithBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance)
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1343. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of units for emergency accommodation currently being used in hotel settings. [5965/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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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).  The report captures details of individuals utilising State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements that are overseen by housing authorities.  Official homeless reports are published on my Department's website on a monthly basis and can be accessed using the following link: http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/homelessness/other/homelessness-data.  

These reports include information broken down by accommodation type at regional level.  Emergency accommodation provided in a hotel is included within the private emergency accommodation (PEA) category along with other commercially provided emergency accommodation arrangements.  Details on the numbers of individuals currently accommodated specifically in hotels may be available from the relevant local authorities.

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