One Housing First Tenancy Created In Clare As Homeless Numbers Drop Slightly

Just one Housing First tenancy was created in Clare in the third quarter of this year.

The figure is contained the Department of Housing’s latest quarterly report, which shows 48 people exited homelessness across the Midwest between July and September.

Housing First provides accomodation and wrap-around supports to both rough sleepers and long-term users of emergency accommodation with complex health needs.


Under the national implimentation plan, which was published in 2018, each local authority was set targets with an overall aim to deliver 663 new tenancies across the country by the end of 2021.

The target agreed with Clare County Council is 11 over the three-year period, with 3 tenancies to be delivered this year.

The Housing Department’s quarterly report shows 56 Housing First tenancies commenced between July and September this year and one of those were in Clare, with one in Limerick.

It comes as the latest figures show 299 adults were being housed in emergency accommodation in the Midwest last month.

61 of those were in Clare, a drop of 3 on the previous month.