The previous threads (one, two) with the previous reports charts are locked.
These first summary charts show the trends for numbers of Adults and numbers of Familys (Adults and Children).
They are updated with the numbers for the latest month:
In the previous threads last report I had just noticed:
It looks like the same numbers but the number of years are different:
This reminded me of the start of the October 2018 post:
The Latest Report
The Homelessness Report June 2019 has been released:
This is the second time I can remember all the headline numbers dropping month-on-month. The first time was last month.
I've updated the two charts based on the totals they give.
Recent Media relating to Homelessness
The irishexaminer.com carried this headline which indicates "in relation to excessive absenteeism by children from school":
Number of pupils missing school soar
School absenteeism cases on Tusla’s national waiting list have surged to the highest recorded level due to the rising number of homeless children, insufficient numbers of staff, and increasingly complex cases such as students with mental health issues and special needs.
Figures contained in the child and family agency’s most recently published monthly report show that in April, Tusla’s Educational Welfare Service (EWS) had 2,636 referrals on its waiting list. The figure has been climbing steadily since last October and the comparable figure from April 2018 was 1,670 cases.
This reminds me of the report mentioned previously from Goldsmiths, University of London about Childrens development in Dublin "while living in temporary hotel accommodation"
Using hotels for homeless families has ‘destructive impact’ on children
Children in emergency accommodation not developing properly, says report
More about the Report: ‘Temporary’ hotels have devastating effects on homeless families
Supply of homes
The solution has always been "to increase the supply of homes". The latest report does not have commentary where previous reports did. They used to include:
|The long term solution to the current homeless issue is to increase the supply of homes|
|The root cause of increased homelessness is the supply shortage across the housing sector, which in turn is a result of the recent economic collapse and the associated damage to the construction sector. Accordingly the long-term solution to the current homeless issue is to increase the supply of homes.|