Publication in pdf format - Threshold

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Publication in pdf format - Threshold

250020001500100050001977 1378 1291 1105 816 732 417 257 253239t h r e s h o l d a n n u a l r e p o r t 20061%72%t e n a n c i e s c r e at e d 2006Single MaleOne Parent FamilySingle FemaleFamilyCouple563%18%6%access housing unitThreshold’s Access Housing Unit (AHU), funded by the HomelessAgency, helps people to move out of emergency homeless servicesand into longer term accommodation in the private rented sectorin the Dublin city and county area.How the Access Housing Unit WorksHomeless people are referred to the AHU by homeless services and the AHU projectteam assess the homeless person’s ability to live independently and cope with a tenancyin the community. The AHU then finds a private landlord with suitable accommodation,accompanies the homeless person to view the accommodation, establishes rentalpayment support and ensures the homeless person is aware of their rights andresponsibilities of their tenancy to ensure sustainability. The AHU assists the homelessperson in setting up their new home and establishing a community base through theprovision Tenacies of our Created tenancy 2006 sustainment service.Tenancies CreatedIn 2006, the AHU created 72 tenancies in the private rented sector. This included 75adults and 25 children. Over 70% of tenancies created were for single men which isrepresentative of the high number of single men who are homeless. One parent familieswere the next largest group housed through the AHU.The Access Housing Unit has completed its fourth year of work. 2006 was a busy yearfor the AHU which saw a 30% increase in referrals from over 30 homeless services.The AHU could not function without private rented landlords taking on tenants witha homeless background. In 2006, 70% of tenancies created were through repeatlandlords returning to the unit to offer accommodation after they had a good experiencewith a previous tenancy.r e f e r r a l s to t h e a h uReferrals to AHU120010751000800600400200211COLORS1463014170200320042005Single Male 2006TotalSingle FemaleOne Parent FamilyFamily26Couple