Biggest homeless figures recorded last week as almost 10,000 without homes

Biggest homeless figures recorded last week as almost 10,000 without homes

Last week saw the biggest homeless figures on record.

The statistics show the numbers approaching 10,000 - including over 3,000 children.

Mike Allen of Focus Ireland says the cause of the problem has shifted.

"More than three-quarters of families who become homeless, their last stable home was in the private rental sector.

"Why did they become homeless? If you go back a couple of years it was rising rents and they were being driven out by the rising rents but the primary reason [now] is their landlord selling up or moving a family member into the accommodation."

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