Born and Raised into Homelessness, Overcrowding and Substandard Housing

Almost 50% of families in Cork child and parent programme report housing-related problems

Homelessness, housing insecurity, and substandard housing has major impact on families and child development

A new report on homelessness, overcrowding and substandard housing in Cork city has identified housing problems to be adding to poor child development outcomes.

The report by the Young Knocknaheeny (YK) Area Based Childhood programme found that almost 50% of the families in its Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Programme reported housing-related issues, sub-standard housing conditions, homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness.