ADDRESSING SOCIAL ISSUE AREAS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19

The Centre for Social Impact is producing a series of fact sheets to address specific social issue areas in the context of COVID-19.

FACT SHEET ONE: HOMELESSNESS

> Download Fact Sheet One: Homelessness (pdf)

In our first fact sheet, CSI discusses the current state of homelessness in Australia and highlights specific risk areas.

The COVID-19 crisis will disproportionately affect those that are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness with respect to an increased risk of exposure and a greater likelihood of severe cases and mortality.

The economic impact of COVID-19 and responses to it also places an enormous number of Australians at risk of homelessness, paving the way for a vicious cycle if policy levers across a broad range of domains are not fully utilised. Our homelessness policy response to COVID-19 is quite simple: Prevent, House, and Support.

Authors: Professor Paul Flatau - CSI UWA, Dr Ami Seivwright - CSI UWA, Mr Chris Hartley - CSI UNSW, Ms Catherine Bock - CSI UWA and Ms Zoe Callis - CSI UWA
Contact: Professor Paul Flatau | paul.flatau@uwa.edu.au | @pflatau