Prease Release 29.01.20 | Depaulcharity

Prease Release 29.01.20 | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Prease Release 29.01.20

January 29th, 2020

Depaul comments on December's Homeless figures


Wednesday, 29th of January. Today saw the release of homeless figures from the Department of Housing which revealed that a total of 9,731 people accessed emergency accommodation in the month of Decmeber. The figures show an decrease in the numbers by 717 when compared with the previous month.

The figures showed an decrease of 387 in the number of adults experiencing homelessness while the number of children dropped by 330 when compared with the previous month. It showed 6,309 adults and 3,422 children were experiencing homelessness in month of December while the number of families stood at 1,548. 

Depaul CEO David Carroll commented on the figures;

“We are happy to see a decrease in homeless numbers and we hope this illustrates a deeper change in trends when it comes to people presenting as homeless.

"However, for any incoming Government Depaul's priorities remain the same. We need to see a large increase in social housing output and increased investment in health interventions for those who are experiencing homelessness".


For further reference contact:

Depaul Media Communications Officer Seán Ellis at; 01 453 7111 or 086 383 2198

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