The Simon Communities are warning 93 per cent of rental properties are beyond the reach of people availing of the HAP or rent supplement schemes.
The charity is publishing a snap-shot study this morning of 11 areas nationwide, including North Kildare, showing the effects of Ireland's current rental market on vulnerable people.
In the North of the county, there was only 1 property available on survey dates, out of 66 for rent, that fell under relevant caps.
The Simon Communities is concerned about the lack of supply - and want to see things like the closing of eviction loopholes and more security of tenure.
Niamh Randall is National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities: