More than eight thousand people were homeless last month. The latest government figures come as the Housing Minister faces criticism for the way he's set up a meeting on homelessness.
The Emergency Housing Summit will be held at the Custom House tomorrow, but Councillors haven't been invited.
Latest data from the Department of Housing includes the number of people using state-funded emergency accommodation. It shows 8,160 people, including almost 3,000 children, were homeless in July of this year. That's an increase of more than 200 people compared to June.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said the figures are "a reminder of the scale of the challenge we face".
The figures come ahead of tomorrow's emergency summit in Dublin on the homeless crisis, and after the deaths of four homeless people across the country over the last week.
Sinn Féin Councillor Daithi Doolan says tomorrow's summit is missing an opportunity to tackle the issue properly: