The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

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2016 Budget details on Homelessness

Oct 12, 2016

Minister Simon Coveney announced the following measures in Budget 2016;

 

  • A 40% increase in homeless funding from €70m this year to €98m in 2017 will ensure that the increased demand for emergency homeless services is effectively addressed and will assist in supporting homeless households with long term and sustainable housing solutions.

 

  • The increased budget reflects the additional costs of emergency accommodation and homeless services until the housing and homelessness actions & initiatives in Rebuilding Ireland results in hotels only being used as emergency accommodation in limited circumstances by mid-2017.

 

  • In 2017 through a range of funding mechanisms, there will be provision for 3,000 exits from emergency accommodation achieved through mainstream social housing tenancies, rapid build houses and the Housing Assistance Payment

 

  • The increased budget will assist towards the tripled target of moving 300 people from homelessness into supported tenancies in the Dublin region through the Housing First programme and its extension to other major urban areas

 

These measures will be supported by increased funding in the areas of mental health and addiction from the Department of Health and additional supports for children and families in from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs.