Reduction in homeless figures for August show 9,857 people are without a home? Could this be down to reclassification, again? Well dodge, no let up with people presenting as homeless. Anything to keep the number under the 10k mark. #not1home #raisetheroof pic.twitter.com/goDXWdkr7G
— Mick Caul (@caulmick) September 27, 2018
.@MurphyEoghan confirms that 741 more people (251 a & 490 c) have been removed from homeless figures. He can’t say how many were removed in August but clearly some if not all of the 270 August decrease (190 a & 80 c) have been recatorgised rather than exited homelessness.
— Eoin Ó Broin (@EOBroin) September 27, 2018
The Department of Housing has confirmed that 1,606 people were removed from its official homeless figures following three ‘re-categorisations’ this year.
Without the three re-categorisations, the number of people including in the official figure this month would have been 11,133...