Outside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin last Monday
Homeless figures for January have been released….
The figure of 9,987 marks a rise of 234 people nationally when compared with the last month of 2018.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has described the situation as “very disappointing”.
The Department of Housing report shows there were 6,363 adults requiring a bed in January and 3,624 children/dependants. When added together the figure is just 13 shy of the 10,000 landmark…
Depaul CEO Kerry Anthony said:
“It is disappointing to see the figures rise again and to see that there are almost 10,000 people experiencing homelessness and living in emergency accommodation. The rise in both adults and children is disappointing given that last month’s figures showed a decrease in the numbers.
The numbers suggest we need to do more in our efforts to stop individuals and families entering emergency accommodation. That requires input and action from all agencies and departments and we must ensure we are doing everything in our power to bring the numbers down.”