12,691 people are registered as homeless in the state.
It's a drop from previous months - however figures for Dublin were overstated due to an error.
The figures for August show there's 12,691 people living in emergency accommodation, and includes 3,895 children who are growing up in B&Bs and hotels.
The crisis is most acute in Dublin where there are 9,269 registered as homeless - including almost 3,000 children.
Despite an overstating in Dublin in figures of 300 people from previous reports - today's total is still 17% higher than last year.
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive said and independent reviewer has been appointed to ensure data for Dublin is correct.
The totals from the Department of Housing do not include asylum seekers, refugees, women in refuge centres, rough sleepers or the so-called hidden homeless.