28% increase in housing list in County Donegal

parents_worriedHousing lists around the country have grown an average of 42 per cent in the past year.

Figures supplied to the Irish Times show the biggest jump was in County Roscommon which had 252 households on the list last year, and now has 516.

In Donegal the increase is 28% with 2,146 household on the list.

It comes ahead of the launch today of a new Housing Action Group which will see mothers affected by homelessness lobby the Government to make the housing crisis its top priority.

Co-Founder of the Housing Action Group Gwen Connell says she and her three children became homeless when her landlord put up her rent by 400 euro: