The number of homeless people in the State has increased for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Housing. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The number of homeless people in the State has increased for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Department of H(...)

The existing moratorium on evictions and rent increases has been extended for a brief period of time.

Measures to prevent vulnerable households from being pushed into homelessness are required before a ban on evictions and rent increases is lifted, the(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the work of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been a “significant factor” behind the decrease. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of homeless people in the State fell for the third consecutive month in April, with fewer people living in emergency accommodation than at (...)

New figures published on Thursday shows there were a total of 6,552 adults and 3,355 children in emergency accommodation during a week in March, totalling 9,907. Photograph: iStock

The number of homeless people continued to fall in March, dropping below 10,000, amid warnings against complacency in the aftermath of Covid-19 restri(...)

Sheno Mouradi with her husband and children: they were among the families who   exited homelessness in March. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

Almost 100 families in Dublin exited homelessness in March – a significant increase on the 84 families in March 2019, according to Dublin City Council(...)

The Simon Communities  said the latest statistics show 4,400 single adults in emergency accommodation, an overall increase of 7.2% since January 2019. File photograph: The Irish Times

The number of people homeless increased significantly in January just weeks after the figures dropped below 10,000. Statistics published by the Depar(...)

Among the reports’ recommendations  are that local authorities  make “the best interests of the child as paramount” when placing families in emergency accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Emergency legislation, including imposing restrictions on landlords’ rights, is needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, two Oireachtas committees ha(...)

The study is the 15th in the charity’s series on the gap between the HAP and RS limits and market rents and is the first that looks at the impact of ‘discretionary top-ups’ on accessing properties. Photograph: iStock

Less than four per cent of homes for rent are available to people dependent on rent supplement (RS)or the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), a study pu(...)

The charity currently has 61 people on the waiting list, which it said is a record high. Photograph: iStock

Homeless people in Dublin are waiting almost three times longer for a drug and alcohol addiction programme than they were two years ago due to an incr(...)

There is nowhere for the poorest households to rent in Galway city, Waterford city, Athlone and Sligo, a survey has found. File photograph: Getty Images

There is nowhere for the poorest households to rent in Galway city, Waterford city, Athlone and Sligo, a survey published on Tuesday finds. The lates(...)

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