Revealed: Number of homeless people in Carlow reaches highest level in over three years

This is incredible!

Darren Hassett

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SHOCKING!

A total of 26 people were homeless in Carlow in February, according to the latest figures published by the Department of Housing - an increase of three people since January. 

An analysis by Carlow Live of the Government's homeless figures revealed that based on data going back as far as January of 2016 - the number of people in emergency accommodation for February of this year was a record high for Carlow.

The figures for December show there were 25 people in need of emergency accommodation in Carlow, while in November there were 23. 

Nationally, the number of people in emergency accommodation has surpassed 10,000 for the first time ever in Ireland.

According to the Department of Housing, 6,480 adults and 3,784 children were living in emergency accommodation in February. The figures include 1,707 families.