According to the brief, children who have experienced both pre-natal and post-natal homelessness were:
99% more likely to have poor child health.
59% more likely to experience some form of developmental delays.
42% more likely to be hospitalized after birth.
The report also finds that infants who have experienced homelessness for more than six months were more likely to experience adverse physical health effects compared to toddlers or children who have never been homeless. The brief suggest implementing early housing intervention programs to women and children experiencing homelessness can have a positive impact on the children.