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As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.
Homelessness in Galway is at crisis stage with the emergency shelters run by Galway Simon and COPE at breaking point, the head of Galway Simon said this week.
Over 160 people joined Galway Simon Community for their first ever Dip at Dawn event in Salthill last week. The event was organised on the longest day of the year as an act of solidarity with the almost 10,000 people in emergency accommodation across the country and the many more hidden homeless and in homeless services.
The issue of homeless presentations continues to grow for Mayo County Council with all 10 of the council's emergency accommodation units currently full.
A revealing SSE Airtricity League first division encounter looms for Galway United, who host table-toppers UCD at Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow (7.45pm).
The housing crisis in Galway city is worsening with 17 new families joining the homeless list in the city over the past eight weeks.
The Galway City Council has expressed its condolences to the family of a homeless man who died last Friday on ‘The Line’ near Lough Atalia in the city.
People Before Profit (PBP) Mayo will hold a public meeting on housing and homelessness at 8pm on Tuesday, March 20 in the Station House Hotel in Ballina.
The annual COPE Galway Business Leader’s Sleepout has raised over €155,000 for COPE Galway’s Homeless Services. Twenty-eight Galway business leaders came together to raise these funds by sleeping out on Shop Street for 12 hours on December 1.
The Government must declare the housing crisis “a national emergency” and put in place “concrete measures to house people in need”, People Before Profit Galway has declared ahead of a public meeting on the issue.