513 Adults In Emergency Homeless Accommodation In Cork

A record 11,542 people are living in emergency homeless accommodation nationwide.

Of those, 513 adults were based in Cork city and county.

Between Cork and Kerry, there were 166 children depending on emergency homeless accommodation.

Figures from the Department of Housing show the national total has increased by 26 per cent in a year.

The figures are usually released at the end of each month, but November’s total was delayed because of Christmas.

It shows a record number of adults registered as homeless at 8,048.

There are also 3,494 children growing up in emergency accommodation.

November’s total is a 1.2 percent increase on the figures given for October, and is over 10,000 for the eighth month in a row.

The figures from the Department of Housing don’t include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres or rough sleepers.


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