Midlands Homeless Figures Drop By 15%

The latest figures reveal how many are homeless in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

The number of people homeless across the midlands counties has decreased by 15% over the last two months. 

Despite this, 91 people remain without permanent accommodation in the region. 

Offaly is worst hit by homelessness in the midlands - 40 people are without a home.

Westmeath remains unchanged in the last month - the figure there stands at 35.

The rate of homlessness is lowest in Laois - 16 people don't have a permanent house there. 

The O'Moore county has seen the biggest change, with figures dropping by a third since the beginning of July. 

In total, 61 people are in Private Emergency Accommodation in the Midlands. 

The 25-44 age category is suffering the most - accounting for more than half of all those homeless. 

While 22 families are classified as homeless at the moment - down from 25 in the last thirty days.  

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