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No. Of Adults In Emergency Accommodation Reduced In 2020, For The 1st Time In 6 Years.

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While the average national wait time for social housing is now 33 weeks.

The number of adults in emergency accommodation dropped last year for the first time since 2014.

A new performance report of the 31 local authorities shows the average wait time to rehouse a tenant in social housing is 33 weeks, up from 28 in 2019.

It highlights that 141,000 homes are under local government ownership, with an average vacancy rate of 3 percent.

Meanwhile there were almost 85,000 pollution complaints made to councils last year - an increase of almost 6,000 on 2019.

Leitrim recorded the largest percentage point increase, while Limerick recorded the greatest proportional decrease.

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