Are You at Risk of Homelessness?

The current economic climate means more people than ever before are finding themselves at risk of homelessness.

Perhaps you have lost your job, are struggling to pay rent, or have had an unaffordable rent increase. Maybe you are out of home staying with family or friends, but need a long term solution. Perhaps you find yourself living in a dangerous, abusive situation, alone or with children and need a safe place to get away to.

There are many reasons you may find yourself at risk of homelessness, but help is available.

You can call Good Shepherd Cork Support & Advocacy on 021 427 3890 or email: or call our emergency shelter, Edel House on 021 427 4240 (24 hour number) or email:

You can also download a guide to homeless services in Cork here.

Threshold Advice Centre
22 South Mall, Cork
T: 021 427 8848
F: 021 480 5111

Make an appointment to speak to an adviser.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9.30-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Manager: Niall Horgan

Department of Social Protection
Hanover Quay
T: 021 480 6800
F: 021 427 3770

Rent Supplement is paid to people living in private rented accommodation who cannot afford the cost of their accommodation from their own resources.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9.15am to 5pm
Fridays: 10.15am – 4.30pm

Cork City Hall
Housing Assistance Payment
Housing and Community Directorate
City Hall, Anglesea Street
T: 021 492 4296 or
T: 021 492 4236
F: 021 4924356

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to 5 pm (excluding public holidays).

Cork County Council
Hap Unit, Housing Dept, Floor 4
County Hall, Carrigrohane Rd
T: 021 428 5079 or
T: 021 428 5111 or
T: 021 428 5368 or
T: 021 428 5321