As an early adopter and major supporter of the concept, we have been working on the Housing First model since 2011 in Dublin. Peter McVerry Trust continues to seek ways to expand and improve the delivery of Housing First in Ireland. We work with the Dublin Region Homeless Executive to deliver our Housing First work across Dublin. Learn more here.
As of December 31st 2020, Peter McVerry Trust has created 576 Housing First tenancies in the Dublin Region since being awarded the joint contract for Housing First services by the DRHE in late 2014. Overall, this has resulted in the charity supporting 449 unique individuals out of homelessness. To date, the Housing First model has seen an 84.4% tenancy retention rate, with 379 individuals successfully sustaining their tenancies.
In 2020, Peter McVerry Trust created 125 Housing First tenancies in the Dublin Region and continued to provide pathways out of homelessness for some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Peter McVerry Trust has 250 units in Dublin. Occupants of these homes receive assistance to sustain their tenancies through our Housing with Support team. We also provide support to hundreds of tenants who have progressed to private rented or local authority housing from our services.
We work in partnership with the Housing Agency and the four local authorities in Dublin to deliver housing solutions.