More than a third of Dubliners are struggling to find affordable housing, with many more relying on social housing.
With the number of people needing to rent housing set to rise, housing agencies have been urged to get more people into affordable housing.
Aucklanders have been the worst hit, with the number going without a home falling by more than 20,000 between December and February.
The figure includes those who are evicted from their homes, as well as those who were evicted due to mental health issues, domestic violence, substance abuse, domestic abuse, family breakdown, domestic trafficking, homelessness and other reasons.
People who were homeless for more than a year are also included, as are people with mental health and substance abuse issues.
The Department of Social Protection said it had been working with social housing providers to provide more accommodation to people with needs in the last year.
It said more than 90 per cent of those needing accommodation were women and children, and about half were single parents.
The government has said it will provide the extra space through a new social housing benefit.
The number of households in the private rented sector is projected to hit 8.2 million by 2020, up from 7.9 million the previous year.
In a bid to boost the number, the government has set up the “First Time Home” scheme, which gives low-income people and families an extra £200 a week to help them get into private housing.
The scheme is also aimed at people who are not currently in social housing, and is funded through the Home Loan Forgiveness Scheme.
People in the First Time Home scheme are given £200 extra a week through the Government’s Universal Credit.
The amount is paid by the Government to the Government for the first year of the scheme, and the amount is based on the average income of the person.
There has been a huge increase in the number who have applied to the scheme in recent months.
In the last 12 months, the scheme has received more applications than ever before, with more than 5,000 people claiming.
The Independent Commission for Fair Work has reported that there is a worrying rise in the numbers of people being targeted by financial exploitation.
In January, it reported that nearly 1,000 individuals had been targeted in a three-year period.
It also said that a number of social service providers had been contacted by a number who claimed they had been the victim of financial exploitation, which has included the exploitation of their own children.
There have also been reports of children being abused.
More than 1,100 people are currently on the Royal Family’s “Homes to Watch List”, which is made up of those who have lived in their family home for at least six months and those who had a criminal record.
There are also cases of abuse in the courts, with nearly one-third of cases being referred to police for a possible conviction.
The Royal Family has promised to provide help to those people and their families who have been victims of abuse.
The Queen has also made an emergency visit to Ireland to help those who need support, including the families of those victims.