Latest Figures on Homelessness in Ireland

Homelessness in Ireland

The most recent figures show a record total of 7,421 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 4,875 adults and 2,546 children homeless meaning 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in Ireland is a child. The total number of people homeless rose by 28% from February 2016 to February 2017.

Number of Dublin families becoming newly homeless each month

62 families became newly homeless in Dublin in February 2017.

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.

The number of families living in emergency homeless accommodation

The most recent figures show there are now 1,239 families and 2,546 children homeless nationwide in Ireland. The number of families homeless has increased by 36% from Febuary 2016 to February 2017.

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 7,421 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 4,875 adults and 2,546 children homeless meaning more than 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness is a child. The total number of people homeless rose by 28% from February 2016 to February 2017. The number of children has risen by 35% in the same period from a total of 1,881 children in February 2016.