Figures on Dublin's homelesssness released today are shocking and require urgent action - Cllr Daithí Doolan
The report from the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive shows there are 2,988 individuals homeless in Dublin city. While 1,357 adults with 2,065 children are also homeless.
Speaking today, Cllr. Daithí Doolan, chair of Dublin City Council's housing committee, said:
"These figures are shocking. The report will be on tomorrow's housing committee agenda. It demands urgent action. The time for lectures and debate are over. City Councillors, Council management and Minister Coveney must work together to build housing and deliver homes for Dublin. Councillors must step up to the challenge too. There can be no room for NIMBYism from elected representatives.
"The government's budget promised an increase of 50% funding for housing, totaling €1,2221,469m. It can not be used to shore the private rented sector. That money must be fast tracked to Dublin City Council. We have over 20 sites waiting to be developed for housing.
"We have land and plans. All we need is the funding to make the housing crisis history."