Decisive action is urgently needed to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable homeless families and children, Minister for Housing is told.
There were 9,891 people living in hotels, bed and breakfasts and family hubs in July, up from 9,872 people in June, with 43 more children homeless in July than in June.
Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.
“We will continue to vigorously pursue and identify sites and suitable projects for social housing in order to help alleviate Ireland’s current housing and homelessness crisis,” says Respond! CEO Declan Dunne.
We are committed to the creation and development of resourced communities to enable and empower people to fulfil their potential – Albert Perris, CEO of Respond Support.
A 130-home estate in Cork City will, by the end of the year, have 34 social housing units, delivered through Nama’s social housing “special purpose vehicle” working with Respond! housing.
Last year was the busiest ever for the Peter McVerry Trust which saw a 40% increase in the number of people supported in housing.