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Nearly 200 People Living In Emergency Homeless Accommodation In Kildare

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Over 11,500 people are accessing homeless accommodation

Some 193 people are living in emergency homeless accommodation in Kildare, during the week of 21-27 November 2022.

A record of 11,542 people are living in emergency homeless accommodation.

Figures from the Department of Housing show the total has increased by 26% in a year.

The figures are usually released at the end of each month, but November's total was delayed because of Christmas.

It shows a record number of adults registered as homeless at 8,048.

There are also 3,494 children growing up in emergency accommodation.

November's total is a 1.2 percent increase on the figures given for October, and is over 10,000 for the eighth month in a row.

The figures from the Department of Housing don't include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres or rough sleepers.

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