Peter McVerry Trust is Ireland’s leading advocate for action on empty homes, derelict sites and underused spaces.
We strongly believe that addressing these issues can play a significant role in improving housing availability, housing affordability, and reducing and ultimately eliminating homelessness.
At Peter McVerry Trust we advocate and campaign on these issues and demonstrate how empty homes can be reused to provide high quality social housing.
Peter McVerry Trust organised Ireland’s first empty homes conference in 2017, hired Ireland’s first full time empty homes officer and has had more empty homes projects than any other Approved Housing Body in Ireland. We have secured numerous advocacy goals on this issue and continue to work with the Dept of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to progress this issue.
Our goal is to ensure the creation of a sustainable, systematic method of preventing and tackling empty homes and derelict sites.