Homeless crisis continues to get worse as latest figures show there are almost 10,000 people homeless nationwide – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Homeless crisis continues to get worse as latest figures show there are almost 10,000 people homeless nationwide




The current homeless crisis in Ireland has once again seen its numbers increase as there is now just under 10,000 people without home across the country.

According to latest figures published this week, there are now currently 9,846 people nationwide without a home.

Although the Department of Housing have claimed the number is stabilising, the latest figures have shown that there has been a 2% increase in homelessness in the past month.

The figures which accounts for the month for May show that a further 57 adults became homeless, whilst a further 137 children were made homeless.

The latest figures which have once again been condemned by homeless charities, now shows that there are currently 6,000 homless adults in Ireland, whilst there are 3,826 children without permanent accommodation.

Following the publication of the latest figures, homeless and children’s advocacy groups have once again called on the Government to take action before the situation becomes increasingly worse.

Meanwhile the latest figures will most likely increase pressure on the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, who has been heavily criticised for his handling of the situation by many opposition TD’s within the Dail.

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