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# peter mcverry trust

This week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
'A cashflow problem': Peter McVerry says he hopes donors aren't 'put off' by regulator inspection
The homelessness campaigner said the trust’s homeless services won’t be impacted by the investigation.
Housing charity regulator appoints financial inspectors to Peter McVerry Trust
The housing and homelessness charity notified the regulator of ‘financial and governance’ issues at the organisation in July.
Last month
August 2023
Peter McVerry Trust informs Department of Housing of 'potential financial issues' at charity
The issue was first reported by the Business Post this evening.
Last year
Outreach groups 'doing all they can' so rough sleepers take up emergency accommodation
‘For a whole variety of reasons they may not trust services, they may not trust workers at those services.’
All time
Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.
Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year
70% will be one-bedroom units, the housing charity said.
Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.
Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.
'For the past year I've been sleeping on Henry Street... the keys to my own home. I haven't felt this way in a long, long time'
Peter McVerry Trust has said there’s been a sharp rise in the number of one-bedroom apartments on the market during the pandemic.
'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate
Homeless charities are preparing for Covid-19.
Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people
The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.
Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule
The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.
Plans for 150-bed homeless hostel on Dublin's Aungier Street shelved following local opposition
Peter McVerry Trust planned to open the hostel in Dublin 2 in January.
'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018
The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.
'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study
Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.
Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless
The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.
'I have no words': Rick O'Shea Book Club homeless charity appeal raises almost €36,000
O’Shea started the Christmas appeal in November to raise money for the Peter McVerry Trust.
'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'
Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.
Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness
More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.
This new exhibition showcases the potential of vacant buildings in tackling the housing crisis
A total of 183,312 houses and apartments were found to be vacant in the 2016 Census.
Number of new homes built this year up 30%
A total of 4,419 new dwellings were built in the second quarter of this year.
Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit
Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.
'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'
The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.
Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma
Philip had been homeless since 2012, after he lost his home when he was made redundant from his job.
Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing
People who see rough sleepers have been advised to contact homeless charities.
Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'
Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.
Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.
Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas
The new services are located Dublin City, Fingal, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and will include two new family hubs.
Charity to redevelop Dublin apartment block to house the homeless
The Peter McVerry Trust has secured planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin city centre.
'Our hearts go out to the family and friends': Two homeless men have died in Dublin this week
The man was found unresponsive near to Dublin’s Four Courts on Monday evening.
"You get up in the morning and the first thing you say to yourself is 'where am I going to sleep tonight'?"
Paul and Roy Kelly spent three months homeless living in a tent before being helped by the Peter McVerry Trust.
'Like you’re running up an escalator that is going in the wrong direction': Peter McVerry says homelessness keeps getting worse
Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report shows that the charity supported close to 4,600 individuals across its services last year.
An Irish homeless charity received the loveliest letter from a 7-year-old for their work during Storm Ophelia
“At the hurricane I felt very helpless”
The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes
Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.
Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them
The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.
Restoring social welfare and an empty home tax: Peter McVerry Trust's plan to fix the housing crisis
Today, the Peter McVerry Trust will announce the details of its pre-Budget submission.
'Banks are out of touch': Bank of Ireland criticised over ad about couple moving back in with parents
The tweet about a couple who returned home to live with parents to save for a mortgage has received a huge backlash.
Taking rundown Dublin buildings and turning them into homes
A homelessness charity sees vacant or derelict sites as a way of alleviating the homelessness crisis.
'I fought to get clean and to get where I am today': New apartments in Dublin give hope to homeless people
St Agatha’s Court consists of 11 social housing apartments located in Dublin’s north inner city.
Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home
The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.