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Homelessness continues to rise – Ó Broin

29 May, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has said that this government is failing those who desperately need a roof over the heads as new Department of Housing figures for April 2019 show an increase in those experiencing homelessness.

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“The April homeless figures released by the Department of Housing show that homelessness is up again since March.

“There are now 10,378 people officially classified as homeless by the Department of Housing, including 3,794 children.

“While there is a slight decrease in the number of homeless children and homeless families, the figures overall are not going in the right direction.

“The Minister has called tackling family homelessness ‘challenging’. It is a shame that he opposed positive solutions brought forward by the opposition which would have helped families being evicted by Buy to Let landlords.

“We need to see radical change in policy direction. Unfortunately, I do not believe that this Minister or this government has any real interest in changing course.” 

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