National housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry Trust says it’s doubling its Housing First project and expanding it from Dublin to Limerick and Kildare for 2018.
The expansion will offer 35 extra homeless individuals a roof over their heads to coincide with the charity’s 35th anniversary, a figure that sees the increase of 25 participants to 60.
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said:
“In 2018 the charity will mark 35 years in existence and to coincide that occasion we will expand our flagship Housing First programme by a further 35 individuals. This means the programme will expand from 25 to 60 participants. As part of the expansion we will deliver new small-scale interventions in counties Limerick and Kildare.
“We hope that by the end of 2018 we will have a cohort of 10 individuals in Limerick and a further 8 in Kildare. That will represent the beginning of a long-term Housing First interventions by Peter McVerry Trust in those counties.”