The Simon Community is highlighting what it calls "a widespread problem" to government.
The Simon Community is calling on the government to increase Housing Assistance Payment rates.
A new report from the homeless charity shows the number of properties available to rent within HAP rates has dropped by 79 percent.
Simon Communities says a stark crisis is emerging in regions outside of Dublin, as the number of people experiencing homelessness also increases.
Spokesperson, Wayne Stanley, says the lack of affordable rental properties is a widespread problem: