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Nov. 28, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
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The Ballyfermot Homeless Forum has found 157 people in the area are being put up in emergency housing and hotels around the city.
It calculates that another 2,000 are at risk of homelessness because of rising rents and house sales. 
The forum says the local provision of emergency accommodation is needed with those sent to other areas facing disruptive bus journeys to schools and services.
"There is a real local aspect to the issue in Ballyfermot" commented researcher Chris O'Malley. 
"Becoming homeless often means losing contact with schools, relatives and friends, causing mental stress and family crisis. 
"This is especially so with the increasing number of young families with children who find themselves in a homeless situation " he said.
Dublin 10 which covers Ballyfermot and Dublin 6w which includes Templeogue are the only two postal codes in the city not to have any homeless accommodation at present.
Ballyfermot will be getting its first facility with the provision of a hub for 13 families due by Christmas.
Other new hubs in Crumlin, O'Connell St and Clontarf will provide a total of 46 family spaces in coming weeks.
The existing Mater Dei hub in Drumcondra will get another 21 places.
New homeless hostels in Tallaght, Clonskeagh, Fitzwilliam St in Dublin 2, Cabra and Walkinstown will provide 168 new beds, while existing hostels at in the city centre will get an extra 49 beds.    

http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/1128/923486-homeless-accommodation/