Full house? How Overcrowded Housing Affects Families

By: Liam Reynolds  Published: October 2005

This report reveals the often shocking realities of living in overcrowded housing.


Three quarters of the overcrowded families surveyed had children sharing a bedroom with a parent or parents.  More than a quarter had children sleeping in living or dining rooms. Three quarters of families strongly agreed that their sleep was regularly disturbed because of their living conditions. Cramped living conditions harm family relationships, negatively affect children's education and cause depression, stress and anxiety.


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