Another ten family hubs for the homeless are due to open in Dublin this year.
The government and local authorities are already in the process of renovating nine commercial buildings to take families out of hotels and B&Bs.
They include a former Bargaintown warehouse in Coolock and a number of religious-owned properties.
The hubs have self contained units for families but they share kitchens. Critics say it's still communal living which will have a huge impact on homeless children.
Six hubs are up and running in areas like Drumcondra and Clontarf with 19 in total to open this year.
Most will be in the Dublin City Council area with one each in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and South Dublin County Council.