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Increase In The Number Of Homeless People In The Midlands

74 adults accessed emergency homeless services in the region last month.   

74 adults accessed emergency homeless services in the Midlands last month.   

Laois and Offaly accounted for 38 of the cases, with 10 in Longford and 26 in Westmeath. 

The figures, released today by the Department of Housing relate to the last full week in February and show more than half the adults were in the 25-44 age group. 

17 families, including 37 dependants also accessed emergency accommodation in that period. 

8,238 people were registered as homeless last month, which marks a drop of 75 on the figures recorded in January.

54 adults were recorded as homeless in the midlands in January. 

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