Almost 10,000 people are currently homeless, and nearly 86,000 households are on the social housing waiting list.
If the current rate of people becoming homeless continues, there will be 8,300 people living in homeless accommodation when the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe announces details of Budget 2018.
671 families with 1,257 children have become homeless in Dublin in the first eight months of 2016.
In its Pre-Budget Submission, the SVP quotes estimate that 25-30% of the population requires support in meeting their housing needs due to low incomes and high costs in Ireland.
Inadequate response to crisis makes McVerry Trust question "whether this Government are committed to helping people in homelessness".
“We must not shy away from highlighting that homelessness has now deepened from a crisis situation to a national emergency.”
Homeless charity warns housing crisis cannot be solved without substantial Government investment in public housing.
Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.
Calls for assistance to the SVP’s regional offices have increased by over 100% since 2009.
Young people and older people targeted by Budget 2014.
Reduction will exacerbate “very difficult financial situations facing many schools."