9,269 People Homeless In Dubli...


9,269 People Homeless In Dublin

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

04:32 29 Sep 2023

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12,691 people are registered as homeless in the state.

It's a drop from previous months - however figures for Dublin had been overstated due to an error.

The figures for August show there's 12,691 people living in emergency accommodation, and includes 3,895 children who are growing up in B&Bs and hotels.

The crisis is most acute in Dublin where there are 9,269 registered as homeless - including almost 3,000 children.

Despite an overstating in Dublin in figures of 300 people from previous reports - today's total is still 17 percent higher than last year.

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive says an independent reviewer has been appointed to ensure data for Dublin is correct.

The totals from the Department of Housing do not include asylum seekers, refugees, women in refuge centres, rough sleepers or the so-called hidden homeless.

Dublin Simon Community CEO Catherine Kenny says: "We have reached the point where people can do everything they are told is the right thing to do and still find themselves without a home.  This is an issue affecting people across all demographics and communities.

"Our emergency services are providing temporary accommodation to more and more people who are in full-time work and encountering increasing numbers of people sleeping in cars.  

"There are numerous adults in our services who are ready to move on to independent living, but they simply can’t compete in the current rental market due to skyrocketing rental prices and lack of supply.  

"In some casesclients are unable to see their children regularly because they don’t have a suitable place to bring them.  The impact of this on families is heartbreaking.  

"The knock-on effect on mental and physical health for our clients and their loved ones is severe and far-reaching. 

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