Ask the councils who is homeless and who isn’t – they know
On publication of the March homeless figures Eoghan Murphy said that 600 adults and children had been removed from the count having been 'erroneously mis-categorised' by local authorities. No further explanation was provided
The monthly homeless report from the Department of Housing is an important document. It tells us how many adults and children are living in temporary accommodation funded by the Department. It has become a measure of whether the government’s housing policy is working.
While the monthly publication is widely reported as detailing the number of people who are homeless, it does not actually include all adults and children without a home.
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