Focus Ireland has said that Dublin has reached another crisis point as family homelessness peaks again.
The homeless charity reported that a record 71 homeless families were referred to it in April.
Focus Ireland’s Director of Advocacy, Mike Allen, said they are coming across more families sleeping in cars and other unsuitable places.
They have written to Minister of the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly calling for an increase in rent supplement to match market rents to keep families in their existing homes.
They said that a rise in rent supplement would keep families in their existing homes and prevent them becoming homeless.
He added that the problem is spreading to other cities such as Cork and Galway.