Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze – TheJournal.ie

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THE NUMBER OF people in Ireland in emergency accommodation rose again last month, according to latest figures from the Department of Housing.

New homeless statistics show that 8,728 individuals were in emergency accommodation in July – a rise of 29 on the figures from June.

It reverses a trend in recent months, beginning with March, which saw the number of homeless people fall below 10,000.

Last month, there were 6,077 adults and 2,651 children in emergency accommodation. Within these figures were 1,142 families.

Charities warned in July that consecutive falls in the monthly figures would be reversed when the government ended the moratorium on evictions and rent freezes.

The ban expired on 1 August, and there have been reports of controversial evictions occurring in Dublin this month.

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