Statement from Minister Murphy on March 2020 Homeless Figures

The report for March shows that there were 241 less people in emergency accommodation compared to February. The total number of homeless individuals, including dependents is 9,907. There were 62 less adults, 179 less dependants and 122 less families in emergency accommodation in March.

Following the publication of the Homeless Report for March, Minister Murphy commented:

“We continue to work every day with local authorities and NGOs to ensure the safety of those in emergency accommodation during the current pandemic. Despite the current challenges work is taking place across the country to move people into homes.”

“We continue to add capacity to the system where needed to allow for isolation and social distancing and are working closely with the HSE. Again, I want to thank all those staff who are working on the front line through local authorities and our partner NGOs each and every day.”