The Official Spring Count of people sleeping rough in the Dublin Region was carried out over the week of March 28–April 3.
A total of 91 individuals were confirmed as rough sleeping, a reduction of 34 persons (27%) on the same period last year.
Via Dublin City Council:
Of the 91 people met rough sleeping, 72 had previously been assessed by the DRHE for homeless services, and the remaining 19 persons were being actively engaged with by the Outreach team be assessed by homeless services.
The main characteristics of the group known to the Duiblin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) were as follows:
The majority of the people confirmed as rough sleeping were male, Irish and aged between 26-45 years.
79% were linked with one of the four Dublin local authorities.
31% were using tents and 69% were not.
13 individuals were found rough sleeping in both the Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 counts. A number of these are being targeted for a Housing First response, which will provide them with permanent housing and visiting supports to help them sustain their home.
9 individuals (12%) recorded as rough sleeping had an active tenancy.
In the April 2022 count, 20 individuals (28%) accessed Emergency Accommodation during the week. The majority (94%) of rough sleepers had accessed Emergency Accommodation at some stage prior to the count week.
Earlier: Laid Bare