A person from Kilkenny finding themselves homeless must present to the Housing Section in John Green's Housing Office, Kilkenny, during the hours of 9.00 p.m. - 12.30 p.m., to meet a Homeless Services Officer. The Homeless Services Officer will make an assessment and refer a person, if appropriate, to an Emergency Accommodation Provider.
Out of Hours arrangements are in operation during evenings and weekends/Bank holidays and when the public counter is closed:
Good Shepherd Centre: 056 7722566 (Men over 18)
Gardai: 056 7775000
A person is regarded as homeless if they:
Homeless people in need of permanent housing can apply to Kilkenny County Council's housing list. If eligible, they will be placed on the waiting list. The length of time waiting for Social Housing allocation will depend on the demand for housing in the area and their individual circumstances on the waiting list. If a person is eligible for housing support they can avail of The Housing Assistant Payment (HAP).
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If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:
Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number
For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)
For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654
Opening HoursMonday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm Closed Lunch Time 1pm - 2pm
Contact InformationJohn's Green House, John's Green, Kilkenny CityPhone: 056 - 7794900Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Executive OfficerMartin Mullally