The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has today hosted the first meeting of the new “Lord Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness.”
The meeting of the group, which she established, took place via Microsoft Teams between the Lord Mayor, who was based at the Mansion House, and a number of Dublin City Council officials and Councillors.
“As I said on the night I was made first citizen, the issue of homelessness is one of my key priorities for my term in office,” said the Lord Mayor.
“Having a home is a basic human right and no one should be homeless in Dublin in the year 2020.
“Over the next few months I look forward to working with this dedicated and enthusiastic team to come up with some practical ideas to help tackle this issue.”
The Task Force, which will meet every week between now and the second week in December, with agreement from groups, is made up of Councillors from each political group on Dublin City Council and officials from Dublin City Council Housing Department, along with representatives from the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive.
Services and relevant individuals will also be invited to advise the group as it progresses.
The Task Force will present a report on its findings to the Minister for Housing.
That report will contain a wish-list of practical measures the Task Force would like to see introduced and supported