A record number of people are in homeless accommodation in Ireland.
It stands at 10,568 people who are living in hotels and B&Bs.
🚨 Record number of people in homeless accommodation in the history of the state.
10,568 people were living in B&Bs and hotels in July.
Today's total includes 3,137 children.
NB: Don't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision, or Ukrainian refugees.
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The previous peak in the state was in October 2019, however with the Covid-19 pandemic, extra supports and beds were put in place to ensure that people were taken out of emergency accommodation.
Despite being a slight rise from last month - it's a very significant increase - 10,568 people in Ireland are registered as homeless and living in homeless accommodation.
The number of children growing up in hotels and B&Bs has increased by 2 percent in the past month - it now stands at 3,137, which is the highest number of children in the situation since the start of the pandemic.
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien hasn't commented on today's report.
The total from the Department of Housing does not include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, those in Direct Provision or Ukrainian refugees.