Minister for Housing has ‘undermined confidence’ in homelessness stats

Oireachtas committee told rationale for removal of some people from data ‘unclear’

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has “undermined confidence” in homelessness statistics by ordering the removal earlier this year of over 1,600 people from the data, a leading housing expert has warned.

Addressing the Oireachtas housing committee on Thursday, Professor Eoin O’Sullivan of the school of social policy in Trinity College, said the rationale for the removal of 1,606 people including 981 children - who had been categorised as homeless - from the monthly...
source: Irish Times

2018-11-09 03:53
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