Homelessness in Ireland

The most recent figures show a record total of 7,941 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 5,046 adults and 2,895 children homeless meaning more than 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in Ireland is a child. The total number of people homeless rose by 25% from June 2016 to June 2017.

Number of Dublin families becoming newly homeless each month

78 families became newly homeless in Dublin in June 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 1,365 families and 2,895 children homeless nationwide in Ireland. The number of families homeless has increased by 27% from June 2016 to June 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 7,941 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 5,046 adults and 2,895 children homeless meaning more than 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness is a child. The total number of people homeless rose by 25% from June 2016 to June 2017. The number of children has risen by 31% in the same period from a total of 2,206 children in June 2016.

Youth Homelessness has increased by over 90% in three years

The most recent figures show that 802 young people aged between 18 and 24 are homeless in Ireland. These figures only include young people who are accessing State homeless services. They do not include young people who are staying in unstable arrangements such as staying with friends; these are the hidden homeless.