Number of homeless families in Dublin drops - by 3

Number of homeless families in Dublin drops - by 3

There has be a slight decrease in the number of homeless families in Dublin.

New figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show the number of families in homelessness in the city dropped by three to 1,023 last month.

It also shows a decrease in the number of homeless adults by 12 to 3,024.

Housing Minister Simon Coveney told the Dáil that they will show progress in tackling homelessness.

"We have the November figures today in terms of homelessness in Dublin, and for the first time in a very long time, as I say, the number of adults that are homeless and the numbers of families that are homeless in Dublin has actually reduced, month-on-month," he said.

"That is not to say that we don’t' still have a mountain to climb - we do.

"We still have far, far, far too many people without a home to go to or a bed to sleep in."

Homeless charity The Peter McVerry Trust has also given a cautious welcome to news, but said that the government needs to introduce rent regulation and stronger tenants' rights in order to see further reductions.


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