Nine out of 10 families that are now homeless had stable housing histories and lived in their last stable home for over a year. Also, 33% lived in their last stable home for more than six years, according to figures from Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland interviewed 237 families that are homeless in Dublin as part of their latest report on homelessness in the capital. The director of advocacy at the homeless charity has called on the Government to introduce a specific strategy for assisting homeless families. Meanwhile, the number of families who are homeless has shot up by 298% in the last four years.
Source: Irish Examiner June 13, 2019 06:56 UTC