For the third month in a row, there's a record number of people living in hotels and B&Bs nationally.
There were a total of 10,975 people in emergency accommodation in September.
The figure is 29% higher than last September; 19% up on the start of this year, and 37% higher than April 2021 - which was a low during the pandemic.
It includes 3,342 children who are growing up in B&Bs and hotels - which is the highest figure since the start of the pandemic when extra supports were put in place.
🚨For the third month in a row, there's a record number of people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland.
10,975 were living in hotels and B&Bs in September, including 3,342.
The total is:
📈 Up 19% on January '22
📈 Up 29% on Oct '22
📈 Up 37% on Apr '21 (pandemic low)
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) October 28, 2022
The Department of Housing has highlighted that nearly half of single people and families were only in emergency accommodation for six months between June and September.
Minister Darragh O'Brien said the situation is "very challenging", and said money to fix the issue isn't an obstacle.
The totals released every month by the Department of Housing do not include refugees or asylum seekers without a home of their own, nor does it include women in refuge centres, rough sleepers, or the so-called hidden homeless.