About us

Founded in 1978, Threshold provides independent advice and advocacy to people experiencing housing problems. Our mission is to secure a right to housing for private renters experiencing poverty and exclusion, we achieve this by influencing housing policy.

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Our Mission and Vision

Our vision is an Ireland where everyone has access to affordable, secure, suitable and good quality housing.

Our mission is to prevent homelessness and to campaign for housing as a human and constitutional right. We provide independent advice and advocacy to all residents in Ireland, regardless of citizenship.

Our Values shape our work. We are an independent organisation and will pursue our agenda with courage and fairness. We are fully committed to the values of openness, transparency and accountability. We will treat our clients, stakeholders and our staff with empathy, dignity, and respect in all of our work and interactions. The holistic nature of housing and lack of access to it – has consequences for other areas of people’s lives and access to other services such as health and education.

Our Impact

In the decades since our founding, Threshold has established a tradition of positive change. Learn more about the difference we make, with the help of our supporters.

40 Years

40 years keeping individuals and families out of homelessness.


The amount to prevent a family from becoming homeless.

Over 9,500

The number of people saved from the trauma of homelessness in 2022.

Your Investment

At Threshold we aim to be transparent by acting with our values in mind, and to be constantly held accountable to them. We do that by stating our activities and declaring our finances in our annual reports; by clearly stating how we handle sensitive data with our GDPR policy and donor charter; and by asking anyone who has concerns to share them with us on our Feedback page.

Our Team

Our expert team knows the housing system inside out, and all our work is guided by our values: independence, accountability, dignity & respect, and the Right to Housing

What we do

Threshold helps prevent homelessness by providing free expert advice to people in housing difficulty and campaigning for a fairer housing system. We seek innovative solutions through quality research. Our home-saving work is made possible by the unwavering loyalty of our supporters, who share our vision.

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