Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (1004)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1004. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons registered as homeless by the various local authorities throughout the greater Dublin area; the number who have been successfully housed in each of the past five years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24306/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

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.  The most recent report for April 2019 showed that in the Dublin region, there were 4,401 adults, including 1,284 families (incorporating 1,830 individuals within the 4,401 figure for adults) and 2,769 associated dependents accessing emergency accommodation. Monthly reports are available on my Department’s website at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/homelessness/other/homelessness-data.

The administration of homeless services is organised on a regional basis as this approach is considered more effective, bringing a strategic perspective to bear on action to address homelessness.  In this regard, the Dublin region under the Dublin Region Homeless Executive comprises Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council . As part of the funding arrangements in place, each region provides my Department with a quarterly performance report which includes details of the number of adults exiting homelessness in that quarter. The exits from homelessness for the Dublin Region for each year from 2014 to 2018 are set out in the following table. 

Exits from Homelessness - Dublin Region 

2014

 2015

 2016

 2017

 2018

792

 1,059

 1,833

 3,225

 3,572