Focus Ireland claims economic situation is forcing families into homelessness

It’s claimed the economic situation is forcing more and more families into homelessness. HomelessFocus Ireland is holding its annual conference today – and says it’s seen an 18 per cent increase in people seeking support this year. There’s also been a 43 per cent jump in the number of people contacting Focus Ireland in an attempt avoid becoming homeless. CEO of Focus Ireland Joyce Loughnan says the provision of affordable, secure housing would save the government money in the long run:[audio_player src=””]