Increase In The Number Of Homeless People According To Department of Housing

There’s been an increase in the number of people who are homeless, according to figures released this afternoon.

The Department of Housing report shows 8,132 adults and children were homeless in July, up from 8,014 in June.

2,129 children are without a home, while Dublin accounts for the highest number of homeless people, at 70 per cent.

Roughan MacNamara from Focus Ireland says they fear this trend may continue:

Focus Ireland is concerned to see that the number of people homeless has now risen for the second month in a row. And regrettably, all the indicators are that the rise will continue as the private rental market is constricting and the number of evictions is on the rise.”


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