The number of people living in emergency accommodation rose to 10,338 in August, according to the latest Department of Housing's homeless figures.
That represents an increase of 63 on the previous month and marks the 7th consecutive month in which homeless numbers have exceeded 10,000.
In August the number of people in emergency accomadation increased by 63. We continue to work with all of our partners to help families and individuals into new homes. More than 100 families left emergency in to a home in August.https://t.co/SyzENOmPpe
— Eoghan Murphy (@MurphyEoghan) September 30, 2019
Ireland now has 3848 homeless children living in emergency accommodation.
That's 70 more than what was recorded in July.
Homeless figures released this morning show further increases. Most shockingly we have seen an increase of 70 children living in hotels, b&b's and family hubs.
— ICHHDUBLIN (@ICHHDUBLIN) September 30, 2019
66% of the people in emergency accommodation are based in the Dublin region.
There are 419 homeless people in Cork, 255 in Limerick, 112 in Waterford and 311 in Galway.
In the Leinster Commuter counties Of Kildare, Meath and Louth there are 184, 111 and 170 respectively.