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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Dublin Region Homeless Executive

Last year
# Homelessness
Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year
Figures recorded by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that 91 people were sleeping rough in Dublin from 28 March to 3 April.
All time
# Homelessness
Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.
# Homelessness
24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.
# Emergency Accommodation
Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.
# Homeless
Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.
# Homelessness
Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions
The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.
# Avalon House
'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel
Avalon House in Dublin 2 is set to become a 150-bed homeless hostel in January.
# Dublin
Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.
# bru aimsir
Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down
The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.
# Homelessness
Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'
DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.
# Cold Snap
Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning
The cold weather warning kicked in at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.
# Housing First
Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people
Another €3 million funding from the DRHE will go towards an outreach service for rough sleepers in the capital.
# Cold Weather Strategy
333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy
The measure was announced in partnership with a range of charities.
# incentivise
Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme
It has been well documented that Hap recipients can find it difficult to source accommodation.
# Complaints
Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour
New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.
# Homelessness
More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis
More families are continuing to live in hotels a year after the government pledged to end the practice.
# Homeless
Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation
New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.
# Dublin
Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing
Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.
# crisis
Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints
Homeless services say the inspections are welcome, but the government’s main focus should be on ensuring families are not living long-term in hotels and B&Bs.
# crisis
'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless
The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.
# sharp increase
Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years
Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney has been highlighting arrangements in place for people who are homeless in the city.
# Westmoreland Street
Council says man found dead on Dublin street was not homeless
The DRHE said volunteers had provided information about the deceased man that was not confirmed by the appropriate authorities.
# Dublin City
The spend on emergency accommodation has already hit €4.5m for 2015
Dublin City Council’s spend in 2012 was just €455k.
# Discrimination
Dublin hotel tells homeless family not to use front door
Families in emergency accommodation were issued with strict rules restricting their access to hotel facilities.
# homeless crisis
These two figures show why people are so worried about the Dublin crisis
Homeless outreach groups have been calling on the government to reconvene the Dáil to deal with the crisis.
# Homeless
The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has just had the biggest decrease ever
Has the crisis been averted?
# Dublin
The number of homeless children is still rising
There were 911 children in homeless accommodation in one week last week.
# Dublin
'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin
The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.
# Homeless
Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin
Christy Burke, who volunteers with the group Inner City Helping Homeless, announced that 80 new beds will be provided by homeless services in Dublin in the next two weeks.
# Dublin
New campaign launched to help families in danger of losing their homes
There’s been a recent increase in Dublin families presenting to homeless services for support and accommodation.