It is critical that people who are rough sleeping in Dublin are encouraged to access homeless services. We want to reduce the number of persons who sleep rough. The longer a person sleeps rough, the greater the risk that they will become trapped on the streets and vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime, developing drug or alcohol problems, or experiencing problems with their health.
If you spot someone sleeping rough in Dublin, you can log their location on the Dublin Region Homeless Executive’s website here. The Housing First Intake Team will visit the location multiple times over a 72 hour period to find the individual and will engage with them so they can establish the best way to support that person.
The Dublin Region Housing First Service is jointly operated by Focus Ireland/Peter McVerry Trust and is funded by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive.
The Joint Focus Ireland Peter McVerry Trust Housing First Service provides two teams:
Housing First Intake Team – If you are sleeping rough and need accommodation and support or if you are interested in referring to Housing First
Telephone: 086 813 9015 from 9am – 11pm, 7 days a week until 11pm
Housing First Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team – If you are already a Housing First tenant
Telephone: 087 414 5238 7 days a week, 24 hours
Housing First Intake Office:
14a Eustace St, (opposite the Focus Ireland coffee shop), Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 671 2555
The new Housing First Service will be provided throughout the Dublin region to include: Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council.