Homeless figures exceed 10,000 for the 6th successive month

Homeless figures for July, which were published by the Department of Housing today, reveal that for the 6th month in a row, homeless figures exceed 10,000.

There were 103 more people officially recorded as homeless in July compared to June of this year. 35 more families are living in emergency accommodation. The age profile of homeless people in Ireland is increasingly younger as the number of children experiencing homelessness continues to grow. In July there were 3778 children officially recorded as homeless.

As grave as these figures are they do not include people who are rough sleeping, living in tents, squatting, sofa surfing and the many forms of hidden homelessness.