Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (82)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

82. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will report on the availability of emergency accommodation, in particular the emergency accommodation that can cater for larger families that are increasingly not accepted by hotels and bed and breakfasts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26889/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.  The matter raised by the Deputy is an operational issue in the day-to-day delivery of services and is a matter for the relevant housing authority.