New figures show there was a record number of homeless people in Ireland last month – over 7,100 slept on the streets in January.
There were also 2,407 homeless children last month, meaning one in three homeless people is a child.
'We need to concentrate on delivering homes&building communities where families can raise their children&move on from homelessness'— Focus Ireland (@FocusIreland) February 21, 2017
However, the new statistics from Focus Ireland also show that the rise in homelessness is starting to fall.
There has been a fall in the number of families registered as homeless.
Housing Minister Simon Harris says 2,700 families moved out of homelessness in the first three quarters of 2016.