Dublin City Council is appealing to people with unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for people fleeing war in Ukraine.
The call is part of a new government initiative, led by local authorities, to make use of unoccupied houses, apartments or holiday homes to house Ukrainian people and families.
A tax-free recognition payment of €800 per month is available.
More than 60,000 people have arrived to Ireland from Ukraine seeking safety and the vast majority need accommodation.
Property owners can offer homes at offer-a-home-dot-ie or by contacting the local authority.
Dublin City Council says those who offer a property can expect to be contacted by the local authority within five working days of making their offer and an assessment of the property will be carried out by the local authority shortly after. The assessment is to ensure the property is habitable and to get some details so it can be matched to the most appropriate person or family.
The authority says this is a call for stand-alone properties that are not occupied by others. Properties should be in liveable condition and, ideally, available for at least 6 months.
A spokesperson says: "Irish people have shown incredible support for the people of Ukraine. We know that people are very anxious to help where they can so we’re appealing to anybody who has a house, apartment, or holiday home that they’re not using at the moment to consider offering it to those who need shelter and safety from war.
"We understand that it can be daunting to offer a property to someone you don’t know. That is why local authorities will work with you throughout the process and be there to offer support while your property is being used. If you have a property that is otherwise going to be empty this winter, please consider offering it for those who badly need a safe home for a while."