Lack Of Affordable Housing Remains Huge Challenge For People Working To Leave Homelessness

That's one of the findings of a two year long study of 18 people by the Cork Simon Community published today. 

All participants were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless at the time they secured a job, while more than half staying in emergency accommodation. 

71% of participants were still in employment after two years, with participants gaining independent housing, enhanced social inclusion and self-esteem as well as a greater ability to manage their addictions during the study.

Speaking to RedFM News, author of the report, Sophie Johnston from Cork Simon Community says people are trying their hardest to leave homelessness behind:

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