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9 Buildings To Be Used As Emergency Accommodation For Homeless Families

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08:23 24 May 2017


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A former furniture showroom and warehouse in Coolock is to provide accommodation for homeless families.

The Irish Times says the building in the Greecastle Parade Industrial Estate is one of 9 facilities across the city to be used as "family hub" centres.

They will cater for around 380 families and will provide homework clubs, play spaces, laundry, cooking and dining facilities.

8 of the buildings have been leased by Dublin City Council for 5 years while Ashling House, a B&B in Clontarf has been bought by the council.

The Coolock facility will have 40 family rooms and is one of two former commercial building being converted.

The other is a former Prison Service building owned by the Office of Public Works which will house up to 30 families.

The only hub to open so far is High Park, a former Magdalene laundry in Drumcondra which has space for 42 families.

 


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