Written answers

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Homeless Accommodation

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party)
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56. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the exit rates from homelessness services for each respective local authority in the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59670/21]

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.While responsibility for the provision of accommodation for homeless persons rests with individual housing authorities, the administration of homeless services is organised on a regional basis.

My Department publishes a detailed quarterly performance report on homelessness, based on data provided by regional lead housing authorities. The report includes details of individuals exiting State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements that are overseen by housing authorities and is provided on a regional basis. The reports are available on my Department's website at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/collection/80ea8-homelessness-data/. 

In respect of the information sought by the Deputy, and based on the most recent quaterly report to the end of September 2021, details in relation to the numbers of adults who exited homelessness into an independent tenancy are set out in the table below.

Exits from Homelessness by Region 2021 

Region Exits Achieved in Q3 2021 Exits to Date 2021
Dublin 886 2,982 
Mid-East  65  171 
Midlands 60  106 
Mid-West 48  137 
North-East 33 153
North-West 28 42
South-East  72 122
South-West 73 218 
West  43 112 
Totals  1,308 4,043


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