New data shows 10,492 people were homeless in June - a 1.6% increase on the previous month.
There were 1,385 families recorded as homeless, including 3,071 children under the age of 18.
While the Department of Housing says the number of new families presenting to homeless services has fallen by 10%.
And the number of new families entering emergency accommodation has also dropped by almost 14% from the first quarter of the year.
While in the Dublin region, family presentations were down 22% on the same period last year.
But Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien says the increase in numbers accessing emergency accommodation is "a serious concern."
He says the Government, local authorities and the NGO sector are making "every effort" to reduce homelessness.
"Key to this is the delivery of new social housing and boosting overall supply", he says.
“The Government is investing significantly in social and affordable housing, with a record €4bn allocated for current and capital investment in housing this year alone.
"Funding is in place to deliver 10,500 social homes, including 9,000 new build homes, building on the progress made last year when 9,183 new social homes were provided, a 17% increase on 2020", he adds.
The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) rate was also recently increased to 35% and the couple's rate expanded to single persons.
And a report from GeoDirectory shows 22,390 residential buildings were under construction in June - an 18.4% increase compared to the same time last year.
Of the total number 17.4% were located in Dublin, 14.2% in Kildare and 12% in Cork.