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National Head Office
+353 1 823 0776
9am – 5pm
Monday -Friday
Information and advice number for those in experiencing or at risk of homelessness
087 912 3989
9am – 5pm
Monday -Friday
Fundraising queries
+353 1 823 0776
9am – 5pm
Monday -Friday

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Facts and Figures
Information on homelessness in Ireland

This page provides statistical information on homelessness in Ireland as well as information Peter McVerry Trust’s services.

A total of 5,841 unique individuals accessed Peter McVerry Trust’s homeless services in 2018. We operate homeless services in four counties – Dublin, Kildare, Louth and Meath.

The majority of those currently residing our emergency accommodation are men accessing Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA). Places are prioritised for those over 18 years of age who are homeless and have complex low-threshold needs. We also offer One Night Only beds, Temporary Emergency Accommodation (TEA) and services for families.

An STA service is modelled on a six month placement. Unfortunately, due to the housing and homeless emergency people are spending longer than six months in homelessness. Learn more about our homeless services here.

 

Homeless figures

The number of people accessing State-funded emergency accommodation currently stands at 10,514 people, according to figures published by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

This figures does not include people sleeping rough, people couch surfing, homeless people in hospitals and prisons, those in Direct provision centres, and homeless households in Domestic Violence Refuges. These people are not included in the regular monthly homeless figures as they are not accessing emergency homeless accommodation funded through Section 10 of the Housing Act.

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