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Shock figures show 217 died while waiting for place to call home last year

If this was road fatalities there’d be an outcry, says homeless charity chief

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Northern Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Credit: Ben Birchall/ PA

Northern Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Credit: Ben Birchall/ PA

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Northern Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Credit: Ben Birchall/ PA

A charity for the homeless in Northern Ireland has hit out after it emerged that 217 people died while waiting to be housed here in the past year.

Over this period, a total of 14,728 housing applicants were removed from the waiting list for a range of reasons, with around half of them being rehoused.


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