Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Homeless Persons Data

Réada Cronin (Kildare North, Sinn Fein)
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353. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of women aged 50 years and over on the current housing lists that are in emergency accommodation and deemed homeless in the State; the number in north County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44495/20]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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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 and related services for homeless persons rests with individual housing authorities.

My Department publishes a detailed monthly report on homelessness, based on data provided by housing authorities. The Report outlines details of individuals utilising State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements that are overseen by housing authorities. The Reports are available on my Department's website at the following link:

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My Department does not collate the specific data requested by the Deputy.

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