Residents in Clontarf are planning to take legal action against Dublin City Council over plans to create a homeless hub in their area.
According to the Irish Independet, plans are already underway to move 13 families into a former B&B on St Lawrence Road.
A residents' committee of four key members are now rallying their neighbours to fork up €75,000 to pay for legal costs.
In a letter sent to residents the committee asked "each resident at this time to commit €1,500."
Dublin Regional Homeless Executive spent 2 million euro purchasing the homes for families currently living in hotels.