Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ceisteanna (681)

John Curran

Ceist:

681. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the cost to each local authority to provide emergency accommodation for the homeless in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22117/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department does not fund any homeless service directly but provides funding to housing authorities towards the operational costs of homeless accommodation and related services under Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1988.  Under Exchequer funding arrangements, housing authorities must provide at least 10% of the cost of services from their own resources. Furthermore, housing authorities may also incur additional expenditure on homeless related services outside of the Exchequer funding arrangements provided by my Department.  

Exchequer funding for homeless services is provided through my Department to housing authorities on a regional basis.  Drawdown for 2016 to date in 2019 is set out on a regional basis in the table below.

Exchequer funding for homeless services under the Housing Act, 1988 

Region

2016

2017

2018

2019

(to date)

Dublin 

€68,627,075

€83,616,643

€106,267,187

€68,351,245

Mid-East 

€2,746,651

€3,092,923

€3,738,000

€1,025,000

Midland 

€1,109,748

€1,467,615

€2,177,128

€663,000

Mid-West 

€3,500,000

€3,906,686

€5,044,000

€1,889,000

North-East 

€1,493,336

€2,762,845

€3,007,520

€790,000

North-West 

€411,946

€450,000

€541,522

€248,000

South-East

€3,041,840

€3,444,510

€3,815,000

€1,645,000

South-West 

€5,375,609

€6,703,444

€9,687,741

€2,650,000

West

€2,370,295

€3,791,334

€4,721,895

€1,470,000

Financial reports from each of the regions, setting out expenditure on homeless services in each region, are published on my Department's website at the following link: 

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

Question No. 682 answered with Question No. 672.