An Industry Unto Itself

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Anthony Flynn, of Inner City Helping Homeless, tweetz:

I’ve just received the expenditure by Homeless Dublin for the 2018 period (above). The figures are to say the least outrageous. A total of €141,147,361 was spent in Dublin alone. A full and complete review is needed here…

€141,147,361.

*thud*

15 thoughts on “An Industry Unto Itself

  1. postmanpat

    €141,147,361 could buy 500 houses. If greedy second property owners were prepared to sell them that is. €2800000 all at once from the government or €20000 a year in rental forever? Were it me, Id take it all at once and get out of the landlord game because I d hate myself too much being a landlord. (…LORD. Come on!!!! how evil does that sound?) the thing is, most landlords don’t have a conscience.

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  2. GiggidyGoo

    Step forward the Bou Murphy to tell us how cheap that is and how much it’s done in the long term for the problem.

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  3. deluded

    €141,000,000
    ÷ 10,000 people*
    _______
    €14,100 each
    Am I mathing wrong?
    *pulled that number out of my behind as they say in the bank.

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    1. Tom

      Yes it’s wrong but not your fault. When you include all the state funded charities doing the same job it’s more like €100k per person.

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        1. Tom

          No problem. I just sourced a list of all homeless charities operating in Dublin. Weighted by population for national groups. Then I looked at all their published accounts for an aggregate spend. Then divided by the homeless figure in dublin.

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      1. deluded

        Thank you.
        You’re right, there are other costs like wages, shelters, food and support services.
        And there are matters of time and travel and working out-of-hours. Empathy and outreach are not readily integrated into management systems.

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    2. eoin

      Of the 10,000 in emergency homeless accommodation *nationally*, there were an average of 7,000 in Dublin and the above €141m relates to Dublin, so, maybe around €20,000 per homeless man, woman and child, but I would say that’s on the light side.

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