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Homeless Accommodation Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 12 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Questions (248)

Ruth Coppinger

Question:

248. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount spent by his Department and local authorities on homeless services from 2010 to 2014. [10777/15]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department does not fund any homeless services directly but provides funding to housing authorities towards the operational costs of homeless accommodation and related services under Section 10 of the Housing Act 1988. Under Section 10 funding arrangements, housing authorities must provide at least 10% of the cost of such services from their own resources. Furthermore, housing authorities may also incur additional expenditure on homeless related services outside of the Section 10 funding arrangements. Therefore, the exact amounts spent by housing authorities on homeless services are a matter for those authorities. My Department provides Section 10 funding to lead housing authorities on a regional basis and a breakdown of such funding for the years 2010 to 2014 are set out in the following table:

Funding Provided under Section 10 of the Housing Act 1988

Region

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Dublin

€40,521,375

€35,732,525

€32,398,290

€31,322,223

€35,322,223

Mid-East

€906,842

€697,665

€839,146

€811,275

€928,489

Midlands

€666,344

€624,897

€672,027

€649,707

€649,707

Mid-West

€3,435,607

€2,905,457

€3,516,119

€3,399,336

€3,405,060

North-East

€1,037,617

€912,250

€910,194

€879,963

€879,963

North-West

€423,355

€406,335

€360,865

€348,879

€348,879

South-East

€1,742,886

€2,110,476

€1,848,877

€1,787,469

€1,818,969

South-West

€4,270,143

€3,505,749

€4,418,967

€4,272,197

€4,307,772

West

€1,699,288

€1,227,696

€1,581,478

€1,528,951

€1,544,712

Total

€54,703,457

€48,123,050

€46,545,963

€45,000,000

€49,205,774

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