Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (239)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

239. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of new housing first tenancies created in 2017; the number of housing first tenancies created in the first quarter of 2018; and the number of housing first tenancies in operation by local authority area and by region. [18249/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Housing First enables people who may have been homeless and who have high levels of complex needs to obtain permanent secure accommodation with the provision of intensive supports to help them maintain their tenancies. Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness, committed to increasing the target for housing first tenancies in Dublin to 300. A new National Director of Housing First was appointed earlier this year and is now working with local authorities to support and accelerate the delivery of housing first tenancies.

In 2017, 91 tenancies were created with a further 17 tenancies created since the beginning of 2018. To date 224 tenancies have been created for 192 unique individuals under the Housing First programme in Dublin.  Of those tenancies, 169 individuals successfully retained housing, which represents a retention rate of 88%.  The following table sets out the current tenancies in operation by each Dublin local authority, where a total of 153 tenancies are currently in place.  

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Dublin City Council

Fingal County Council

South Dublin County Council

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Total

Tenancies

117

10

14

12

153

Rebuilding Ireland also commits to strengthening housing-led approaches in other urban areas. A target of 100 tenancies has been set in Cork, Galway and Limerick where pilot programmes have been established in a collaboration between my Department, the National Director of Housing First, the local authorities and the HSE. It is expected that tenancies will be established in these areas during 2018.