Worrying increase in homelessness in Louth

David Lynch

Reporter:

David Lynch

Worrying increase in homelessness in Louth

Homelessness in Louth is on the increase according to the County Council's Director of Housing Services.
Joe McGuinness, speaking at Monday evening's Dundalk Municipal Meeting, also alluded to the worrying trend of more families presenting themselves as homeless in recent times.
Mr McGuinness stated that over 100 were in emergency accommodation last month, with some of that number being in need of accommodation due to the homes they had been renting being repossessed.
Mr McGuinness said that while nationally the homelessness crisis had reached a peak some years ago, in Louth more families are becoming homeless.
He added that the local authority was using all means possible including B&Bs, leased properties and hotels to try and house those affected, but that fresh housing units are needed.