A record 12,600 people are registered as homeless in Ireland.
It's a 1% increase on the total from the state last month, while it's 20% up on last year's figure.
The total includes 3,765 children who are growing up in B&Bs and hotels.
That is the highest number of children who are homeless for more than three years.
The crisis is most acute in the Dublin region where there are 9,265 people who are in emergency accommodation - more than 2,800 of those are children.
The situation is very challenging according to Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien who said - tackling homelessness is a government priority.
The figure provided by the Department of Housing doesn't include refugees, asylum seekers, rough sleepers, women in refuge centres or the so-called hidden homeless.