Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1394)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

1394. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of households that exited emergency accommodation in each of the years 2016 to 2018; the number of homeless preventions in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13228/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

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 receives quarterly homelessness performance reports from the regional lead authorities. In terms of the information sought by the Deputy, the most relevant information available from those reports are the details provided in relation to the numbers of adults who exited homelessness into an independent tenancy, which are set out in the table below.

Exits to Independent Tenancy (No. of adults)

2016

2017

2018

3,079

4,729

5,135

My Department does not hold data on the number of preventions nationally.