Homelessness crisis: Dublin hotel received over €4m last year for emergency housing

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Nineteen hotels in city each got over €1m as spend on emergency housing rose by 19%

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2/22/2020

Homelessness crisis: Dublin hotel received over €4m last year for emergency housing

Nineteen hotels in city each got over €1m as spend on emergency housing rose by 19%

The sharp increase in payments to emergency accommodation providers came against the background of further increases in homeless numbers in Dublin in 2019. ‘Cash cow’ The numbers of homeless accommodated in hotels and B&Bs increased by 15.6 per cent from 2,282 in January 2019 to 2,638 at the end of December. Many of these were children. Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn (Ind) described the spend as an “absolute disgrace”. He stated that the business of accommodating the homeless is a “big cash cow” for the hotels concerned. The executive declined to name the hotels and B&Bs that have received payment. Its FOI unit stated: “I am satisfied that the financial and commercial interest of the emergency accommodation providers would be negatively impacted by the release of this information.” Overall, €170 million was spent by the executive on providing emergency accommodation for the homeless last year. While €80.16 million was paid to hotels and B&Bs, the amount paid to non-governmental organisations for supported temporary accommodation, including family hubs, totalled €70.26 million – an increase of 16 per cent on the €60.62 million paid out under that heading in 2018. The remaining €19.9 million of the €170.33 million total was paid to “other”. Overall in the four-year period from 2016 to 2019, inclusive hoteliers have received payments totalling €203.5 million from the executive as the number of homeless requiring emergency accommodation rose. Read more: The Irish Times

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