The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Homeless Prevention Services

Homeless Prevention Services


If you are at risk of becoming homeless, do not wait until you are homeless before you seek help. Contact any of the following services who may be able to help you avoid homelessness, or they may refer you to another service that can provide you with help.    


Visiting Tenancy Support Service


This support service helps people who are having problems with their tenancy, or who are at risk of becoming homeless, the aim of this visiting service is to assist tenants to keep their home and support them in managing their tenancy.
This service is provided by Dublin City Council and Dublin Simon Community. 


For more information regarding this service please phone: 01 6354888,  Mon - Friday 9am to 5pm.


Central Assessment and Placement Service –  Dublin City Council


Contact the central assessment and placement service, here you will meet with a member of the Housing Assessment and Placement  team who will help you take action in order to help you avoid or overcome homelessness.


Your Homeless Prevention Options may include some of the following:


  • Exploring all possible Housing Solutions, eg; private rented, house share or voluntary housing.
  • Help with reconnecting back to your home area.
  • Referral to a visiting support service. 
  • Advice on where to get assistance if you are in dispute with your landlord.
  • Advise on where to get other support to help you keep your home and live independently.
  • We will also give you advice about other agencies that can help you.
  • Referral to a budgeting and debt management service.


If we cannot prevent you from becoming homeless at this time we will then assess your situation in more detail. This assessment may include some of the following questions:


  • What other supports if any you may need?
  • What other services will you link in with to assist you out of Homelessness?


NOTE:  We will work with other statutory providers eg; Department of Social Protection in order to establish your entitlements.



For more information on this service Free Phone  - 1800 707 707


Social Work Services  - Dublin City Council


The Housing Welfare Section is Dublin City Council’s social work service. The aim of the social work service is to meet the combined needs of Dublin City Council tenants and the local community. All services provided are confidential and professional.


You can use this service if you are:


  • A Dublin City Council tenant
  • A tenant purchaser
  • A housing applicant
  • Thinking about applying for a home though Dublin City Council


The Dublin City Council Social Work Services can assist with:


  • Housing and tenancy problems
  • Paying rent or rent arrears
  • Child and family matters
  • Marital and domestic issues
  • Addiction
  • Young people and education
  • Neighbourhood and community issues
  • Needs of older people
  • Vulnerable and reclusive people
  • Mental health problems



For more information please contact Dublin City Council, Housing Welfare Section, Upper Ground Floor, Block 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. on 01 222 2233 or email  


Crosscare -  Housing and Welfare Information service


Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information provides a walk-in information service to people experiencing poverty and social exclusion. The agency has an open-door policy, responding in a people-centred manner to those contacting the service. Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information carries out advocacy and follow-up work on cases of its clients and refers clients to specialist agencies where necessary.



Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information
1 Cathedral Street, Dublin 1

Tel: 01 872 6775 / 01 874 6915
Fax: 01 - 872 7003




01 8726775


Threshold can provide advice and support on housing issues. Please contact them on 1890 334 334.