Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1176)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

1176. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of adults and children that exited homelessness in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by local authority area in tabular form [45318/19]

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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.

Quarterly performance reports are submitted to my Department by local authorities on a regional basis. These reports provide information on the numbers of adults exiting homelessness to a tenancy. Data is not currently available on the number of children that have exited homelessness to a tenancy.

The table below sets out the number of adults exiting homelessness to a tenancy from 2016 to the end of Quarter 2 2019.

Exits from homelessness (No. of Adults)

2016

2017

2018

To end Q2 2019

Dublin

1,833

3,225

3,572

1,940

Mid East

135

150

153

66

Midlands

185

185

177

73

Mid West

185

309

252

136

North East

49

77

113

49

North West

81

74

93

64

South East

186

179

178

105

South West

297

360

430

241

West

128

170

167

151

Total

3,079

4,729

5,135

2,825