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Dublin hopes to provide 22 homeless families with housing by Christmas

Five sites in Dublin have been identified as suitable locations to build up to 153 modular homes for homeless families.

The modular homes are made in a factory and are designed to provide temporary accommodation for families and come with fully functioning plumbing and wiring.

The idea for the modular homes had first been considered earlier in the year when the four Mayors of the local Dublin authorities were presented with sample homes.

Dublin council hopes to house several homeless families in these modular homes by Christmas. Take a look inside.

Now the plans have been given the go-ahead they are soon to become a reality.

The first five sites will be in Poppintree in Ballymun, Mourne Road in Crumlin, Belcamp Avenue in Coolock, St Helena’s drive in Finglas and Cherry Orchard in Ballyfermot. Details will be presented to Dublin City Council this evening.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly aims to have up to 500 modular homes across Dublin, with 22 to be ready for Christmas.

The modular houses are expected to ease the financial burden of keeping homeless families in hotels, which has cost the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) over €4.5m so far this year.

They will also feel more like home to the families who live in them as they will be able to cook, clean, play and relax in a space they can call their own.

Families will be able to remain in the homes until they are able to re-enter the rental market or a social housing house becomes available.

Christy Burke, Independent Councillor for Dublin’s North Inner City, said that people shouldn’t begrudge the homes being built near their area or the people moving into them.

He said: “They’re all decent, well-developed areas and they’re all great communities and I know all the public representatives that represent those areas.

“Nobody should complain in relation to modular homes being placed in any area. These are families who lost their homes, who contributed to the well-being of this State, who pay their taxes, had their homes repossessed, evicted through no fault of their own, their children in B&Bs – 1,300 today, Thursday, in B&Bs.”

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10 thoughts on “Dublin hopes to provide 22 homeless families with housing by Christmas

  1. Reg

    You never seem to hear about homeless illegal aliens or homeless Muslim refugees though. Funny that…

    29/11/2015 at 8:05 pm
  2. Leslie Sullivan Moore

    I wish the USA cared about the homeless. They want them out of sight and out of mind. The only people
    who do anything for them are volunteers and private enterprises…not our Government! That’s for sure.

    04/11/2015 at 12:41 am
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  4. Kathy Sommers

    Very nice…

    01/11/2015 at 6:50 pm
  5. Christine

    It’s about time someone found a sustainable answer to the homeless family problem. It would seem to me that this house is by far better than single hotel rooms and surely more cost effective because any money received for people staying in them (i.e from the government) can then be used to build more of these houses. Lets hope all goes well with these and maybe other countries could do something similar.

    30/10/2015 at 1:10 pm
  6. Ellen Coughlin

    This is great !!! It’s about time the government thinks about the impact of homelessness on our future generations …….. Kudos !!

    30/10/2015 at 10:51 am
  7. Cathleen O'Sullivan

    What an amazing thing to do! The USA should take example from you! God Bless all involved with this project & the families it will help!

    30/10/2015 at 1:00 am
  8. regina filangi

    These are for the Irish homeless…..

    30/10/2015 at 12:21 am
  9. Johanna

    Shame they dont do the same for the Irish homless

    29/10/2015 at 6:33 pm
  10. Jeanette Rios

    That is really a nice place..It is so great they are helping the people God Bless You.

    29/10/2015 at 5:58 pm

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