There were no properties available to rent within standard or discretionary HAP limits in two midlands towns.
Supply of affordable housing is critically low across the country.
A new report by the Simon Communities released today shows single people and areas outside Dublin are particularly impacted.
There were no properties available to rent within standard or discretionary HAP limits across 8 of the 16 areas.
These are Athlone, Cork City Centre, Galway City Centre, Limerick City Suburbs, Limerick City Centre, Sligo Town, Portlaoise and Waterford City Centre.