Homeless Services

One of the key actions in Rebuilding Ireland is to provide early solutions to address the number of families and individuals in emergency accommodation: deliver inter-agency supports for people who are currently homeless, with a particular emphasis on minimising the incidence of rough sleepers and enhance State supports to keep people in their own homes.

If you are threatened with homelessness, that is, if you think you may lose your home soon for whatever reason, you should immediately contact your local authority and, if necessary, get advice about your situation from a Citizens Information Centre or Threshold.

Accommodation for homeless people, depending upon whether the need is for short-term, long-term, transitional or emergency reasons, can take the form of hostel type accommodation (provided by statutory agencies or voluntary organisations), emergency hostel type accommodation provided in the private sector, or suitable private rented accommodation

Kerry County Council is committed to ensuring that there are sufficient emergency beds available for homeless individuals who present to us at the Homeless Information Centre.


The Opening Hours for the Homeless Information Centre in 24 Denny Street, Tralee are:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11.00 am to 12.30pm

Tel: 066-7183675/066-7183792
Email: homelessunitstaff@kerrycoco.ie


HAP for Homeless Services
Kerry County Council offers a Place Finder service to exclusively focus on transitioning families directly from homeless services into the private rented sector under the Housing Assistance Payment Scheme (HAP). The Place finder service is part of the Homeless Unit in Kerry County Council and it is specifically for housing applicants who are currently in emergency homeless services.

For further information in relation to Place Finder support, please telephone 066 7117633 / 7117632 or email homelessunitstaff@kerrycoco.ie.

Contact Us

Housing Dept,
Rathass, Tralee,
Co. Kerry
Housing Phone Extensions

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