The abject failure of the Government’s ‘efforts’ to do anything to resolve the homelessness crisis are once again blatantly exposed by cold figures.
There were 998 families ‘living’ in emergency accommodation in Dublin during the month of August. This is the highest number this year so far.
The figures also show that 825 people were able to exit emergency accommodation arrangements during the period between January and June this year. Almost half of this number were through local authority lettings, while 388 exited through the Housing Assistance Payment Program. The remaining 52 returned to private renting arrangements.