Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (968)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

968. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons registered homeless by county in tabular form; when they were registered as homeless; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23543/19]

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. Official homeless reports are published on my Department's website on a monthly basis and can be accessed using the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/homelessness/other/homelessness-data.

These reports do not contain data relating to when a person registered as homeless.  While these monthly reports include a breakdown of adults at county level, details in relation to dependants are only available on a regional level in my Department; however, further information in relation to dependants may be obtained from individual housing authorities.

The following table sets out the numbers of adults and dependants in emergency accommodation in April 2019, the most recent month for which data is available.

Region

Dependants (by region only)

Local authority

Adults (by local authority)

Dublin

 2,769

Dublin (DRHE)

4,401

Mid-East

 144

Kildare

170

 

 

Meath

89

 

 

Wicklow

44

Midlands

 79

Laois

22

 

 

Longford

5

 

 

Offaly

59

 

 

Westmeath

36

Mid-West

 139

Clare

74

 

 

Limerick

257

North-East

 42

Cavan

11

 

 

Louth

163

 

 

Monaghan

4

North-West

 22

Donegal

19

 

 

Leitrim

1

 

 

Sligo

28

South-East

 67

Carlow

32

 

 

Kilkenny

56

 

 

Tipperary

45

 

 

Waterford

106

 

 

Wexford

65

South-West

 314

Cork

409

 

 

Kerry

147

West

 218

Galway

302

 

 

Mayo

31

 

 

Roscommon

8