Since World Homeless Day 2014 (Oct 10th), Peter McVerry Trust has been campaigning for State led action on empty homes, derelict sites and underused spaces.
Peter McVerry Trust strongly believes that addressing these issues can play a significant role in improving housing availability, housing affordability, and reducing and ultimately eliminating homelessness.
Peter McVerry Trust has brought back over 50 units of accommodation into use and created an 18 bed homeless hostel from underused space. This work demonstrates the potential to deliver significant quantities of homes and other forms of accommodation needed in Ireland today.
The issue of homelessness was brought back in to the spotlight last week after two men who had been sleeping rough were found dead. The Peter McVerry Trust are desperately trying to tackle the problem.
Sybil recently travelled to meet 21 year old David who was given a house by the Peter McVerry Trust. Off the back of the interview we're joined by CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust and Oonagh O'Hagan from Meagher's Pharmacy to talk about a new campaign they're joining for.