136 people exited homelessness in Clare and Limerick in the first six months of this year.
The figure is contained in the first quarterly report from the Department of Housing, which has just been published.
It coincides with the release of the Department’s monthly homeless figures, which point to another rise in homeless adults in Clare.
The latest Department of Housing figures show there were 73 homeless adults in Clare in the month of July, a rise of 3 on the previous month.
They’re among 343 adults across the Midwest with no permanent home to call their own.
There were 81 families in emergency accommodation across Limerick and Clare during that time, among them 176 children.
The figures are contained in the Housing Departments monthly report, which has been published in tendem with the first in a new series of Homeless Quarterly Progress Reports.
That report shows that 136 people exited homelessness in the first six months of the year in the Midwest.
Nationally, the number of people in emergency accommodation rose to 10,275 last month, a jump of 103 on the June figure.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says the government is doing everything it can to get people out of homelessness, but it remains a huge challenge.