Dáil Éireann - Volume 388 - 09 March, 1989
Written Answers. - Accommodation for Homeless Persons.
Mr. Sherlock Mr. Sherlock
33. Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for the Environment if he will outline the progress made to date in implementing the provisions of the Housing Act, 1988 in regard to the provision of accommodation for homeless persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn) Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn)
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn): The provisions of sections 2 and 10 of the Housing Act, 1988 in relation to homeless persons came into effect on 1 January 1989. In November 1988 I issued  guidelines to all housing authorities regarding the operation by them of the provisions of the Act, regarding homeless persons. The guidelines are comprehensive in their scope and set out the new powers available to housing authorities under section 10 of the 1988 Act the procedures they should put in place to deal with homeless persons. I am satisfied that the legislative changes and the finance made available by this Government, will unable steady progress to be made in resolving this social problem.
Dáil Éireann 388 Written Answers. Accommodation for Homeless Persons.