Increased Number Of People In Emergency Accommodation According To October Homeless Report

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The number of people in emergency accommodation provided by the State because they are homeless has increased to 13, 179 according to the Homeless Report for October published today by the Department of Housing. The figure represents a new record for the number of people in Emergency Accommodation. The total of 13, 179 does not include people sleeping rough, sleeping in tents or cars or living in overcrowded or insecure accommodation.

An extra 332 people are now in emergency accommodation compared to September’s total of 12,847.  There are 3,991 children in emergency accommodation and 9,188 adults.

In county Tipperary 40 people are reported as using Emergency Accommodation in county Tipperary in October 2023 – a reduction of 5 persons compared to September 2023.

In county Limerick there is also a reduction in the number of people in Emergency Accommodation due to homelessness – 338 people being accommodated by the State down from 343 in September.