Interim report on homelessness in Australia and COVID-19

08 Oct 2020

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs launched an interim report on its inquiry into homelessness, focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing and homelessness issues.

The report found that

  • the collaboration between services and government to ensure vulnerable people are kept safe provided hope for ending homelessness
  • a safe, secure home is essential to ensure people can isolate and reduce the risks of transmitting or contracting COVID-19
  • there are concerns about domestic and family violence as a result of the stay home directive
  • COVID-19 highlights the crucial link between housing and health

The report can be access here.