Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (274)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

274. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the reason there were 2,002 PEA beds and 2,162 STA beds occupied in November 2018, while in December 2018, the PEA beds had decreased by 877 to 1,125 and the STA beds increased by 876 to 3,038 [6106/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department publishes a monthly report on homelessness. The monthly report is based on data provided by housing authorities and produced through the Pathway Accommodation & Support System (PASS). The report captures details of individuals utilising State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements that are overseen by housing authorities and can be accessed at the following link:

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

The figures referred to by the Deputy relating to the accommodation categories in the December 2018 report were incorrect and were due to an error in the compilation of that report, which was published on 30 January 2019. This error, which did not impact on the overall numbers reported in emergency accommodation, has now been amended and a corrected version of the report is available on my Department's website.