Homelessness After the Pandemic
With most of us spending the last year inside, what happened to the people without a home?
When the pandemic began, the Australian government was quick to respond in ensuring those people without a home would be provided for. The government’s emergency plan saw more than 40,000 homeless people have access to hotels, student accommodation and other temporary homes. But as the virus settles down, homeless figures are back on the rise, with concerns about the temporary nature of the initial response. So what happens to all those people when the emergency accommodation ends?
2SER spoke with Chris Martin, Senior Research Fellow, City Research Futures Centre, at UNSW.