There has been a slight decrease in the number of people in emergency accommodation - but the latest homeless figures show the number remains above 10,000 people.
Figures released for June show 6,497 adults and 3,675 children in emergency accommodation, a total of 10,172 people.
That's down from the 10,253 figure recorded in May, a drop of 81 people.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said last month was the third in a row to see a fall in the number of children in emergency accommodation.
He explained: "The number of families and children in [emergency accommodation] is now lower than this time last year.
"But there is still a lot more work to do and we will provide 10,000 new social homes this year."
The Inner City Helping Homeless group welcomed the slight decrease, but stressed that people should not lose sight of the number remaining over 10,000 people.
CEO Anthony Flynn said: "As we have stated many times before the real figure stands a lot higher than 10,172 as we don’t count rough sleepers, direct provision, families in women’s aid shelters or people couch surfing unlike other countries.
"We have been contacted by numerous families needing back to school support so the Minister needs to do more to support children living in emergency accommodation."
Depaul, meanwhile, said the second monthly decrease was "heartening" but efforts to tackle the housing and homeless crisis must continue.
The group's interim-CEO David Carroll said: “The summer months are a time for holidays and fun and to take a break from things. However, for families and individuals living in homelessness there is no break, the struggle and worry is constant.
"I would encourage people to keep a focus on the issue of homelessness and to keep doing all we can to help those most in need.”