9,099 people were accessing emergency accommodation in Ireland in November 2021 - the first time the figure has risen above 9,000 since May 2020.
It's an increase of 269 on October 2021's figures, and includes more than 2,500 children.
🟥9,099 people in emergency accommodation in November 2021.
🔴Up 3% from the previous month.
🔴2,548 children, up around 1% from October.
NB: Numbers accessing emergency accommodation doesn't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres and Direct Provision.
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That total does not include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres or those in Direct Provision.
In February 2020 there were 10,148 people accessing emergency accommodation from local authorities, and since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic the figure fell to a low of 7,991 in May 2021.
Since then, it has risen to more than 9,000.