The Department of Housing released the latest homeless figures for February 2018.
They show that, in the final week of February, there were 9,807 people accessing emergency accommodation.
This figure of 9,807 comprised of 6,052 adults and 3,755 children.
It also includes 1,739 families.
In January, the total figure was 9,113 – comprised of 5,837 adults, 3,276 children and 1,517 families.
Read the official report for February’s figures here