He spent much of the past year living in his car and Cork man Craig says he’s “over the moon” to get the keys to his own home.
Craig moved into his new apartment in Fermoy, Co Cork, last week. “The minute I landed, the moment I came in the door, I was grinning from ear to ear, all the anxiety I had been feeling lifted,” he said.
Craig is one of a growing number of people without homes whose lives have been transformed in part due to an increase in rental properties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and also due to a co-operative drive by the national homeless and housing charity the Peter McVerry Trust and local authorities which aims to reduce the number of people waiting for homes nationally and in particular now in Munster.
The living room in one of the apartments opened by Peter