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Government Announces Latest Housing Plan For Homeless With Complex Needs

70 Housing First tenancies are set to be created in the midlands by 2026.

70 Housing First tenancies are due to be created in the midlands by 2026.

The government is today launching a new Housing First National Implementation Plan for the next four years, which focuses on securing permanent accommodation for people with complex needs, who have a history of rough sleeping.

The plan includes targets to create 35 tenancies in Laois, 20 in Westmeath, and 15 in Offaly.

The previous plan, from 2018 to 2021, saw the creation of 22 Housing First tenancies in the region.

Pat Doyle, President of the Irish Council for Social Housing and CEO of Peter McVerry Trust added,

“As an early adopter and major supporter of Housing First, the Peter McVerry Trust has been working to create Housing First tenancies in Dublin since 2011 in Dublin. The success rate of the tenancies which have been created to date shows us that it is working and that it should be extended and indeed roll-out nationwide. I am pleased that Peter McVerry Trust is playing our part in this initiative and we will continue to support those who are most vulnerable in our communities. 

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