Latest Figures on Homelessness in Ireland

Homelessness in Ireland

The most recent figures show a record total of more than 6,985 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 4,396 adults and 2,589 children homeless meaning 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in Ireland is a child. The total number of people homeless rose by 32% from Nov 2015 to Nov 2016.

Number of Dublin families becoming newly homeless each month

This is the number of families in the Dublin region who have not experienced homelessness before, are accepted by local authorities as experiencing homelessness and placed in emergency accommodation.

60 families became newly homeless in Dublin in November. This means that 863 families with 1646 children became newly homeless in Dublin in the first 11 months of 2016, an average of 78 families each month.

The number of families living in emergency homeless accommodation has risen for 11 straight months

The most recent figures show there are now 1,205 families and 2,549 children homeless nationwide in Ireland. The number of families homeless has increased by 48% from November 2015 to November 2016.

More people are homeless than ever before – and 1 in 3 is a child:

The most recent figures show a record total of more than 6,985 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 4,396 adults and 2,589 children homeless meaning 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in Ireland is a child. The total number of people homeless rose by 32% from Nov 2015 to Nov 2016. The number of children has risen by 49% in the same period from a total of 1,709 in Nov 2015.