Number of Homeless People Down...


Number of Homeless People Down Slightly

Alex Rowley
Alex Rowley

05:34 31 Mar 2023

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The number of people experiencing homelessness has fallen slightly for the first time in just over a year.

A total of 11,742 are in emergency accommodation, down 12 from 11,754 last month, according to the Department of Housing.

It is the first fall in homeless figures in thirteen months.

The data, for the week of February 20th-26th, show there were 8,369 adults in emergency accommodation, an increase of 23 per cent on the figure for February last year.

In Dublin, there are 8,588 people, including 2,576 children, living in homelessness.

Meanwhile, this month's figures, when compared to January, remain relatively unchanged.

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