The number of children in homeless accommodation has gone above 3,000 for the first time in over two years.
For the first time, 5,000 single people have accessed emergency accommodation.
It comes as there are 10,000 overall living in B&Bs and hotels for the second month in a row.
🟥10,325 people accessing emergency accommodation in May - highest in more than 2 years.
🔴 Up 2.7% on April.
🔴 2.8% increase in children to 3,028.
NB: Don't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision or Ukrainian refugees in pledged accommodation. https://t.co/Nq2tPVfMDq
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) June 24, 2022
The figures from the Department of Housing measured the number of people who were accessing emergency accommodation between May 23 and 29th this year.
It shows there were 10,325 which is an increase of 2.7% on April's total.
There are 3,028 children living in B&Bs and Hotels which is up 2.8% on the previous month and is the first time the total has gone above 3,000 since April 2020.
The largest number is in Dublin, which has more than 5,100 homeless adults.
The total from the Department of Housing doesn't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision or Ukrainian refugees in pledged accommodation.