Adult Homelessness By County

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Further to the Department of Housing’s figures released yesterday which show 5,187 adults and 2,973 children were using emergency accommodation in the last week of July 2017.

NAMAwinelake tweetz:

Analysis of homeless *adults only* by county for past three months; Tipperary increased by 15 adults, or 20% in month of July alone.

Earlier: When Anthony Met The Housing Minister

Yesterday: How Many?

5 thoughts on “Adult Homelessness By County

  1. Cian

    While this analysis is needed and important, the numbers becoming, and taken out of homelessness are more important to understand how to fix the problem.

    If we look at Monaghan, there was 1 in May, 1 in June, and 1 in July.

    If this is the same person each month, then Monaghan CoCo need to get this sorted and house this person. The problem is how do we house them.

    However it is possible that each month one person is housed, but another becomes homeless. They are working at housing people and the process seems to be working – albeit with a lag between becoming homeless and getting sorted.

    At the other extreme perhaps each month 10 becomes homeless, and 10 person are housed, (but there is still one remaining at the end if each month), then they are doing an *amazing* job at housing people and the process seems to be working. In this case the problem is why are people becoming homeless, rather than how do we get homes for them.

  2. Dr. Suẞ

    Might I suggest that, while inclusiveness is always welcome, labeling this a national homelessness crisis is actually hampering efforts to solve it. As the numbers clearly show, this is predominantly a Dublin housing crisis with 68% of the homeless population in one county. In no way do I wish to divert or discount the suffering of those who have fallen victim to homelessness elsewhere (and can nothing be done for the one homeless person in Monaghan as a matter of urgency!) but the clear problem is with Dublin. It has a decaying and almost static housing stock and is in urgent need of legislation and construction. Additionally, there may be a national solution to the Dublin problem. Our entire national economy is massively Dublin focused to a degree beyond even that of Britain or France’s reliance on London and Paris respectively.

    Decentralization, both of government and commerce is essential to national growth but the lack of infrastructure, both digital and physical, is a profound impediment to these processes. Given the depths of our combined and related crises (debt, land, homelessness, health), is it time we really rolled up our sleeves and considered radical solutions including the building of a new city. Greenore is a deep-water port half way between Dublin and Belfast and is virtually empty. Equally, a greenfield site in the midlands – somewhere immune to flooding and other concerns of undue environmental impact might be considered. This is the kind of radical thinking that was undertaken all over Britain and western Europe after the Second World War out of necessity but we could do it by design. The city in question would have to be a proper city and not merely a dormitory town.
    Build it and they will come!
    I await the slings and arrows of outraged keyboard warriors. xoxo

    1. Rob_G

      I agree with the need to develop a counterweight to Dublin, but no need to reinvent the wheel – plenty of scope to use Cork, Limerick or Galway to the same effect.

    2. Bookworm

      You’re not doing it right

      First you have to cast yourself as one of the truly righteous, a High Sparrow if you will

      Then any time a government minister appears either

      A. Comment adversely on their appearance
      B say he’s only there because he’s gay though
      c make sure everyone knows you’re the hero and everyone else (Eg Louis Walsh if you’re a failed music poromoter, Alan KELLY if you’re a failed politician) who is actually successful in your field is a douche

      Then whine loudly to the host of this website when anyone calls you up for being a gobspoo

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