Cavan County Council's Director of Services has acknowledged that the number of houses the Council plans to deliver over the next five years is "small".
As part of the government's "Housing for All" plan, Cavan County Council will build 490 homes over the next five years, with 150 expected next year.
Director of Services, Eoin Doyle, told a recent Council meeting that the number is "small" when taking into account the need, the lack of supply, and the increasing rental prices.
Cathaoirleach Clifford Kelly welcomed the additional 490 houses, but said 490 units are needed per town, let alone county wide.
Mr Doyle added that the cost of construction is a "key issue", with Councillor TP O'Reilly saying some costs have risen between 20-30%.
The Director of Services also said a larger number of "our own developments are needed", but that "land acquisitions are hard to get".
Elsewhere, Councillor John Paul Feeley questioned if there would be enough construction workers for the housing projects.
Meanwhile, Eoin Doyle poured cold water on the idea that income limits for rent and council loan schemes will be changed.
Cathaoirleach Clifford Kelly says some people fall just below this income level in Cavan, while just over the border in Meath people in similar incomes can avail of these schemes.
Councillor Kelly said there should be a "level playing field" and says people who would pay back the loans on time aren't being facilitated.
However, Mr Doyle said the "different income limits will not be changed".