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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Homeless families are moving to housing, as first significant reduction is recorded

Sep 30, 2016

In August of this year, the net increase in families experiencing homelessness in Dublin fell to just five families

 

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive welcome this first significant recorded reduction in the net increase. It reflects the success of Dublin’s housing-led approach to ending homelessness and confirms that families are moving to back to housing and independent living (with support as required).

 

The following trend data illustrates the extent of new family entrants to homelessness is reduced by the number of families that are exiting from homelessness into secure and adequate social housing options.

 

2016

 

2016 Net Monthly Increase in Families in EA

 

2016 New Families placed in EA

Families in EA per month

Jan-16

769

86

 

125

Feb-16

790

21

 

83

Mar-16

839

49

 

84

Apr-16

888

49

 

74

May-16

913

25

 

79

Jun-16

939

26

 

64

Jul-16

993

54

 

97

Aug-16

998

5

 

72

 

 

Creating tenancies and exiting homelessness

 

From January to June of this year, 825 individuals moved from homeless accommodation into their own tenancies.  Of the 825 tenancies, 384 were local authority lettings and 388 tenancies were provided through the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Pilot, whilst the remaining 52 returned to renting in the Private Rented Sector.

 

Preventing homeless among renter households

 

Since its inception in June 2014 (to end June 2016), the Tenancy Protection Service, provided by Threshold on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities, had 8,522 contacts from renter families and individuals in need of assistance.  Of these tenancies,  4,380 tenancies were at risk of homelessness with 2,401 requiring the formal intervention of, inter alia, an uplift in rental subventions and legal advocacy.