Sharp Rise In Clare Homelessness Figures

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The number of homeless people in Clare has almost doubled in the past year.

New figures from the Department of Housing show 37 adults were without a home in March, up from 19 in the same period in 2016.

New figures from the Department of Housing show there were 318 homeless adults in Clare and Limerick in March, a rise of 17 on the previous month.


Of those, the vast majority were male and most were aged between 25 and 44, while there were 7 people aged over 65 without a home.

There were 40 families, 23 single-parent families and 37 children living in private emergency or temporary supported accommodation, such as hostels, hotels, B&Bs and other residential facilities.

In Clare alone, there were 37 homeless adults, up from 34 in February and a rise of 18 on the same month last year.