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Revealed: The number of households in Northern Ireland reporting as homeless

A total of 4,650 households have been presented as homeless by the Department of Communities (DfC), it has been revealed.

The Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin is produced each quarter by the Analytic Services Unit of the DfC.

During April-June 2017, there was a total of 46 Social Housing Development Programme and 290 social housing dwelling completions (SHDP).

In total , 4,650 households were presented as homeless to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive during April - June 2017, a decrease of 592 (11.3%) from the previous quarter. The household types with the highest proportions of homelessness presenters during April - June 2017 were families (32.7%) and single males (31.5%).

The age group with the highest numbers of presenters for both single males and single females was the 26 to 59 age group with 1,059 and 459 presenters respecitvely.

The age group with the highest number of presenters for both single males and females was the 26 to 59 age group with 1,059 and 459 presenters respectively.

A full duty applicant is an applicant which is considered by the Housing Executive to be eligible, homeless (or threatened with homelessness), in priority need and unintentionally homeless, to whom the Housing Executive owes full housing duty.

The most common reason reported by fully duty applicants for their current situation was that their accommodation was not reasonable (918).

The bulletin contains statistics on stats and completions, homelessness, the House Price Index and new National House Building Council (NHBC) registered dwellings sales and prices.

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