Open House Dublin & Peter McVerry Trust

We are delighted to partner with Peter McVerry Trust, the homeless and housing charity, for Open House Dublin 2016. Over 6,500 people are currently experiencing homelessness in Ireland ; the highest number since records began . With over 4,000 people recorded as homeless in Dublin alone, the partnership at Open House Dublin is a great opportunity to put the spotlight on the importance of the use of space in our city, as we are faced with the deepening issue of homelessness and housing supply.

Support Peter McVerry Trust at selected properties during Open House Dublin on 15th or 16th October, or text to donate to help Peter McVerry Trust provide meals to those who don’t have a home to make their own. Peter McVerry Trust provide a range of services ranging from prevention and support, homeless services, housing first, drug treatment, and Under 18s services. For more details on the work of Peter McVerry Trust, visit

Text Your Support
Peter McVerry Trust provided 149,000 meals to people in their homeless services in 2015. The average cost of each meal is €3.33. Help provide a meal to someone in homelessness today by texting OHD to 50300 to donate €4. 100% of text cost goes to Peter McVerry Trust across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 goes to Peter McVerry Trust. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.

We are delighted to partner with the IAF on Open House Dublin 2016. Peter McVerry Trust is acutely aware of the positive impact that quality architecture and urban design can have on society. As an organisation that strives to provide the best quality accommodation for people exiting homelessness we are very happy to be associated with Open House Dublin which brings a welcome focus to quality architecture and design.” —Peter McVerry Trust