Around 2,500 mortgages in Kildare are in arrears.
Data from the Central Bank says the arrears rate in the county is 8%.
The Citizens Information Board reveals two thirds of those behind in payments are unaware of free support available
Abhaile, the free mortgage arrears support service, was established in October, and has since supported 4,800 householders in mortgage distress.
It is operated by MABS; its helpline may be contacted on 0761 07 2000 Monday to Friday 9am-8pm.