The government is concerned that the latest rise in homelessness is partly a result of some people refusing housing under the state-backed rent subsidy scheme and remaining in emergency accommodation.
The Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, spoke last week about new trends emerging in homelessness statistics after a 40 per cent year-on-year increase in homelessness was reported, with nearly 10,000 recorded as homeless in February.
One trend understood to be of concern to the government involves some...
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