The Monthly Homelessness Report for February 2023 is a publication by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage that provides details on the number of adults accessing local authority managed emergency accommodation during the week of 20-26 February 2023. The report is produced through the Pathway Accommodation & Support System (PASS), collated on a regional basis and compiled and published by the Department.
The report contains information on the number of homeless persons accommodated in emergency accommodation funded and overseen by housing authorities during a specific count week, typically the last full week of the month. The statistics are broken down by region, gender, age group, and type of accommodation.
According to the report, there were a total of 8,369 adults accessing emergency accommodation during the week of 20-26 February 2023. Of these adults, 64% were male and 36% were female. The majority (53%) were aged between 25-44 years old.
Dublin had the highest number of adults accessing emergency accommodation with a total of 6,012 individuals. The South-West region had the lowest number with only 116 individuals accessing emergency accommodation during this period.
The report also provides information on different types of emergency accommodation available to homeless individuals. In Dublin, for example, there were three types: Private Emergency Accommodation (PEA), State-funded Temporary Accommodation (STA), and Temporary Emergency Accommodation (TEA). PEA was used most frequently with a total of 3,579 individuals accommodated in this type.
Overall, this report highlights that homelessness remains an issue in Ireland despite efforts to address it. It provides valuable information on the number of individuals accessing emergency accommodation and the types of accommodation available to them. This information can be used by policymakers and service providers to develop more effective strategies to address homelessness in Ireland.