Eviction ban sees homeless figures drop to 8200, including 2327 children – The Nationalist

James Cox

Figures published today by the Department of Housing show the number of people who are homeless in December 2020 fell by 284 to 8,200 — compared to 8,484 in the previous month.

There was also a reduction in the number of children who are homeless to 2,327 (a drop of 125).

The fall in the monthly figures can be directly linked to the eviction ban according to Focus Ireland.

The charity believes this should be continued even when the country moves to level 4 restrictions.

For the month of December 2020, Focus Ireland services helped support 94 households out of homelessness which included 120 children.

The charity helped 1,354 households to secure a home last year working in partnership with the State.

Ending homelessness

Focus Ireland has called on the Government to make a firm commitment to end homelessness as the charity stressed that the crisis can

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