Words: Eva O’Beirne
New figures released today by the Department of Housing show there were 10,049 people in emergency accommodation by the end of April 2022.
The number of people in emergency accommodation across the country exceeded 10,000 for the first time in two years.
7,105 adults and nearly 3,000 children were accessing emergency accommodation, with the total number of families being 1,308.
The news comes as it was revealed that the supply of housing to rent in Ireland has hit a new low.
Only 851 homes are available to rent on Daft.ie as of this month – the lowest number since 2006.
According to Daft.ie, the average monthly rent nationally stood at 1,567 euro in the first quarter of this year, up 11.7 per cent since 2021.
This was more than 50 per cent higher than the Celtic Tiger peak of 1,030 euro per month, seen in the first quarter of 2008.
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