The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead statutory local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council.
The current budget for homeless services (2017) is €120 million. All services that we fund have a service level agreement in place. See more here about funding homeless services.
We established the Pathway Accommodation and Support System (PASS), which is an online system that generates vital information in terms of managing access to accommodation. The system provides ‘real-time’ information in terms of homeless presentation and bed occupancy across the Dublin region. We provide the placement service for all persons in emergency accommodation and publish the homeless figures.
We are responsible for providing support and services to the Dublin Joint Homelessness Consultative Forum and the Statutory Management Group. The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 provides a statutory structure to address the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness. The Act outlines a statutory obligation to have an action plan in place and the formation of a Homelessness Consultative Forum and a Statutory Management Group.
In line with Chapter 6 Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, the Dublin Joint Homelessness Consultative Forum and Management Group adopt the regional action plan for Dublin. The current plan is in progress, 2017 – 2020. See previous Action Plans here.
Central to this action plan are five key strategic aims as set out in national homeless policy;
- Prevent homelessness
- Eliminate the need for people to sleep rough
- Reduce the length of time people experience homelessness to less than six months.
- Meet unmet housing need of people experiencing homelessness through an increase in housing options that delivers affordable, accessible housing with supports as required.
- Ensure the delivery of services for homeless people that meet their needs, produce the sought-after, person-centred outcomes required and can demonstrate their effectiveness through monitoring and reporting arrangements.