I am rough sleeping

If you are rough sleeping in Dublin tonight or about to become homeless and require support, please contact Dublin’s Housing First Service (operated by Focus Ireland and PMVT).

Dublin's Housing First Intake Team

If you are sleeping rough and need accommodation and support or if you are interested in referring to Housing First Telephone: 086 8139015 from 9am to 11pm, 7 days a week until 11pm
Email: aquinn@dublinhousingfirst.ie

Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team

If you are already a Housing First tenant. Telephone: 087 3776956 7 days a week, 24 hours
Email: lyonsf@dublinhousingfirst.ie

I would like to report a person sleeping rough

About Dublin’s Housing First Service

The primary objective of Dublin’s Housing First Service is to assist rough sleepers to access accommodation with appropriate levels of support. This service is tasked with meeting the needs of and building relationships with people experiencing rough sleeping across the four Dublin local authority and HSE administrative areas.

The Housing First Model is a participant-centred approach that focuses on ending homelessness for people who have been homeless for years. It is contingent on two factors: providing both housing and intensive case management Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) / Intensive Case Management model (ICM)) simultaneously.

Key principles of this model are:

  • Housing as a basic human right
  • Warmth, respect, and compassion
  • Commitment to the participant
  • Scattered site housing
  • Separation of housing and services issues/ requirements
  • Self-determination and choice
  • Recovery orientation
  • Harm reduction

(The above principles are outlined in the Pathways New York Housing First Manual 2010)

Housing First participants will have ready, time-unlimited access (for as long as the participant needs the support) to support and treatment services. Even if a tenancy fails, Housing First continues to support the individual to another tenancy an the support service continues to engage with the participant.

Telephone 086 8139015

9am to 11pm, 7 days a week