There's a record number of people in homeless accommodation for the second month in a row.
State figures show there are 10,805 people living in B&Bs and hotels nationally.
🚨 Record number of people in homeless accommodation - for the second month in a row.
10,805 people were living in B&Bs and hotels in Aug.
Today's total includes 3,220 children.
NB: Don't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision, or Ukrainian refugees. https://t.co/I4BqcBOheE
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Last month there was a record total of 10,568 - however that's already been surpassed.
In August, there were 10,805 people accessing emergency accommodation - a 2% increase on July.
It includes 3,220 children - which is up also a 2% increase from the previous month.
It's the highest number of children growing up in hotels and B&Bs since March 2020 - when the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The figures from the Department of Housing do not include the hidden homeless who may be living with their parents, rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision, or Ukrainian refugees.
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien has not commented on today's record figures.