Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (1008)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1008. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of emergency housing units available for use by each local authority to meet the growing housing requirements by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24310/19]

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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 the local level.  

My Department does not provide funding for services directly but provides funding to housing authorities towards the operational costs of providing emergency accommodation and related services.  Details in relation to the number of emergency housing units available for use by each local authority, which includes private emergency accommodation, are not available in my Department, and are a matter for individual housing authorities.