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Family homeless figures for Louth ‘deeply worrying’ – Adams

10 August, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said that homelessness figures released over the Bank Holiday weekend show a deeply worrying pattern of increasing numbers of people living in emergency accommodation, with little or no progress made in addressing the worsening crisis.

Commenting on the latest figures, Teachta Adams said;

“110 people are now recorded as homeless and living in emergency accommodation here in Co Louth. The north east region figures show 14 families recorded as homeless.

“These figures for Louth as well as the shocking state-wide state figure of 7941 homeless persons provide further evidence that the government has abjectly failed to tackle the housing crisis.

“It is simply unacceptable that this is continuing. Homeless services are facing unprecedented demand for assistance and that is a damning indictment of this government’s approach.

“The housing and homelessness crisis is a direct result of the policies pursued by the current government and previous administrations.  It is essential that the government changes direction by introducing effective rent controls, increasing capital funding to local authorities to build social housing, and ensuring improved security of tenure.” 

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