The Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said he fully believes his department can have all homeless families out of emergency accommodation within the next seven weeks.
Speaking over the weekend Mr Coveney said that his department are working around the clock in order to make the July 1st deadline.
It is understood the housing minister allocated €25m to convert a number of vacant properties into a living environment suitable for families.
Mr Coveney told reporters: “There’s a lot changing at the moment, and over the next six or seven weeks we will see a total move away from hotels and B&Bs into family transition hubs – some of these would previously have been hotels, training schools, boarding schools, very large B&Bs.”
However homeless advocacy groups have questioned Mr Coveney’s timeframe saying the demand cannot be met as there are more and more families becoming homeless each day.