Homeless Families are Moving to Housing

As first significant reduction is recorded. 

In August of this year, the net increase in families experiencing homelessness in Dublin fell to just five families.
 
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive[1] welcomes this first significant recorded reduction in the net increase. It reflects the unrelenting efforts of Dublin’s housing-led approach to ending homelessness and confirms that families are moving 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 Families in EA per month Net Monthly increase in families New families placed in EA
January 769 86 125
February 790 21 83
March 839 49 84
April 888 49 74
May 913 25 79
June 939 26 64
July 993 54 97
August 998 5 72


 
[1] 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
 
Creating tenancies and exiting homelessness
From January to June of this year, 825 households 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.
 
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