There's been another increase in the number of people who are homeless.
8,212 people were homeless in August, up from 8,132 in July.
2,189 children are registered as homeless across the country.
Dublin accounts for 70% of the homeless population.
Dublin Simon Community has responded to the latest Homeless Report with a stark warning about the effects of long-term homelessness on the physical and mental health of people in emergency accommodation.
The number of people in emergency accommodation in Dublin in August 2021 shows a drop of 4.7% over the previous year, but an increase of 1% month on month. 5930 people, including 4220 total adults, 723 families, 2995 singles and 1710 children were in emergency accommodation in August 2021.
CEO Sam McGuiness says: “This population is desperate to exit homelessness and yet they are spending longer than ever before in emergency accommodation. This group deserves far better lives than the ones they are currently living.
“We see first hand the toll this is taking in the increased demands for our treatment services, counselling services and the increase in crisis counselling interventions. Outcomes for people in emergency accommodation will not improve until they have a secure home of their own. Until this happens there is scant hope of a better future for this vulnerable group."