The national housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry Trust, has announced that it is now active in county Carlow. The charity, which is working in partnership with Carlow County Council, is working to identify and deliver housing solutions for people impacted or at risk of homelessness in the county.
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said “We are delighted to be able to help meet the housing needs of people impacted by homelessness in Carlow. We have been working closely with the council to understand the need that exists locally and how best we can be of support to people in the county.”
“We already have our first unit and tenant in place and they receive ongoing support from our dedicated Housing With Supports team. We are now progressing other opportunities to ensure we can help take people out of homelessness and give them the key to their own home and a better future.”
“The challenge is to grow the number of homes we can provide and in particular the number of one-bedroom homes, as they are the type most needed, yet hardest to come by. We are looking at any possible opportunities including long term vacant buildings, commercial properties that can be converted to residential, or sites with planning.”
“We’d encourage anyone that has a property that would be suitable for social housing in Carlow Town or Tullow to contact us so that we can secure more housing options to help tackle homelessness in county Carlow.”