Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1962)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1962. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of deaths of homeless persons by county in each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35675/19]

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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. Statutory responsibility in relation to the provision of accommodation and associated services for homeless persons rests with individual housing authorities.

My Department publishes data on a monthly basis regarding the number of homeless persons accommodated in all forms of emergency accommodation funded and overseen by housing authorities. These reports are based on data provided by housing authorities and are produced through the Pathway Accommodation & Support System (PASS), the single integrated national data information system on State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements overseen by housing authorities.

The monthly reports outline the number of individuals accommodated in emergency accommodation over a designated survey week, including a breakdown by local authority, and can be accessed using the following link:

www.housing.gov.ie/housing/homelessness/other/homelessness-data.

My Department does not collect the data referred to the Deputy.