50% less homeless in Kilkenny than at start of pandemic: report
A total of 32 people in Kilkenny are either homeless or living in emergency accommodation, according to new figures.
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Monthly Homelessness Report for April reveals there has been a drop of just one person on the March figures.
Although seemingly remaining stagnant, the latest figures represent a near 50% drop in homelessness since the beginning of the pandemic.
In March 2020 49 people were recorded as being homeless or living in emergency accommodation in Kilkenny.
Nationally, 5,889 people are currently homeless or living in emergency accommodation, one-third of whom are women according to the report.
At the end of March 2020, 6,552 people were deemed homeless, 663 more than the present figures, representing a 10% decrease.