He says the number of people on the housing list is much bigger than the official figure.
The government's Housing for All scheme is being flaunted as the 'be all and end all' to end homelessness - but it isn't.
That's according to one Offaly councillor, who says the number of tenants receiving notices to quit, plus the number of those on HAP and RAS payments means the county's housing list is much bigger than its official number.
Sean O'Brien says the 463 homes to be built in Offaly over five years under Housing for All will only scratch the surface of local housing need on a list that grows every year.
The independent rep says the situation is alarming: