Focus Ireland and the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin have collaborated on a new report, Focus on Homelessness.

Since 2014, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) has published data on the number of people living in emergency accommodation each month. In addition, Quarterly Performance Reports and Financial Reports have contained data on the duration and cost of homelessness in Ireland each quarter.

Focus on Homelessness aims to make this substantial body of data available in an accessible and reliable format. By condensing this data into 17 key indicators, Focus on Homelessness provides a detailed report on the extent, nature, duration and cost of homelessness in Ireland.

Households Accessing Local Authority Managed Emergency Accommodation

In addition to updating the 17 key indicators, future editions of this quarterly core report will

be accompanied by Special Reports looking in more detail at specific aspects of the data

available. Special Reports are planned to look at Gender, Age, Regional Variation and Public

Expenditure, as well as situating the Irish data in the international context.