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Number of people who are homeless passes 14,000

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The number of people accessing emergency accommodation has surpassed 14,000.

The latest data published by the Department of Housing shows that in April there were 9,803 adults and 4,206 children in emergency accommodation.

14,009 people were recorded as being homeless in April, a rise of 143 from the figure of 13,866 in March.

The figures mean there has been a 14% rise in homelessness over the past 12 months.

The total number of families who were in emergency accommodation last month was 1,996, which means 15 more families found themselves homeless in April compared to March.

The number of children recorded homeless also rose - 59 more children became homeless in April compared with the previous month.

The Minister for Housing has said there is no shortage of determination in dealing with the issue of homelessness.

 

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A few weeks back there was a report that showed how many homeless weren't even recorded, those living in their cars, etc.

Over 30,000 households experiencing 'hidden homelessness' - report


It's hard to understand why this government can go the extra mile when it comes to housing foreign nationals be it from Ukraine or those claiming Asylum, yet before any of those arrived here they could do anything for those already homeless here in Ireland.

Given the choice, I imagine many if not all registered homeless would be delighted with a hotel room, or more so with a new modular home.