Peter McVerry Trust is currently working with local authorities in Wicklow, Carlow, Wexford and Waterford to develop social housing units that meet the need of people impacted by homelessness in the respective areas.
In March 2020, we opened a CAS for Care unit in Co. Wicklow, the first housing unit of its kind in the county. It will provide a home for a young person ageing out of State care and will be key in preventing youth homelessness in Wicklow.
In July 2020, we housed our first tenant in Carlow and are assisting Carlow County Council in delivering homes for people impacted by homelessness in the area.
In Wexford, we recently completed the purchase of 12 units which will be provide homes for people on local social housing waiting lists. These units are due to be tenanted in Q1 of 2021.
In December 2020, we delivered our first home in Kilkenny, working with the Housing Agency and Kilkenny County Council to bring a long-term vacant property back into use as social housing and providing a home for a family on the local housing waiting list.