30/01/2015

More Than 1,000 Children Made Homeless In 2014 - Focus Ireland

Almost 500 families became homeless in Dublin in 2014, new figures from Focus Ireland have revealed.

The charity, which supports homeless families, said that more than 1,000 children lost their homes last year when their families became homeless.

Releasing the figures the charity said the government's "continued refusal" to raise rent supplement and to freeze rents is forcing more families into homelessness.

Focus Ireland Advocacy Director Mike Allen said: "It is totally unacceptable that nearly 500 families became homeless last year. This is a homeless and housing crisis which is now developing into a serious child welfare crisis and it cannot continue. In 2013 a total of 20 families a month became homeless in Dublin – Last year this doubled to 40 families becoming homeless in the capital city alone every month."

(MH/CD)

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