Two Co Kildare towns will soon have social housing for the homeless says Peter McVerry Trust

Co Kildare towns will soon house homeless people in the community as part of a leading Irish charity's expansion plans. This Wednesday renowned homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry is expected to announce plans to purchase social housing units in Clane and Naas, in a bid to combat the crisis in Co Kildare. Fr McVerry will be attending the Naas town hall,  where he will be presented with a €2,000 cheque from the local Rotary Club. Speaking to KildareNow, spokesperson for Peter McVerry, Francis Doherty, stressed the need for more homeless accommodation in Co Kildare. Since a temporary homeless accommodation facility opened at Eyre St, Newbridge, last year, there has been a major demand for services. The 14- bed unit mainly caters for men, with just four beds for women. Mr Doherty said: "It is at capacity at the moment. The homeless crisis is urgent." He stressed the importance of purchasing three to four social housing units 'as soon as possible.'        

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