A new report reveals how homelessness was one of the ‘success’ stories of the pandemic – and sets out the lessons for the long term. By the Centre for Homelessness Impact and IPPO Cities.
COVID-19 prevalence amongst people experiencing homelessness in Wales, UK, now lower than in general population
A population level study of SARS-CoV-2 prevalence amongst people experiencing homelessness in Wales, UK Ian Thomas and Peter Mackie, Cardiff University (International Journal of Population Data Science, 2/12/21) Introduction Prior research into the prevalence...
National Audit Office: Investigation into the housing of rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic
National Audit Office for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (14.01.21) This investigation is part of a programme of work we are undertaking to support Parliament’s scrutiny of the government’s response to...
Boobis and Albanese, Crisis (19.11.20) The homelessness response to COVID-19 has seen extraordinary action taken across Great Britain to get everyone into safe accommodation during the pandemic. At the same time, the economic impact...
Built for Zero programmes in North America suggest that bringing a community together around a real-time, honest appraisal of data can produce new energy for solving homelessness. Now Crisis is trialling this approach in the UK
Homelessness and COVID-19: a comparison of responses in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England
To better understand the different approaches of each UK nation during COVID-19, Nick Bartholdy and Faye Greaves present a detailed comparison of homelessness data and legislation both before and during the pandemic
Finland has seen unusual levels of success in reducing rough sleeping and long-term homelessness. Can its learnings inform strategies in the UK? Juha Kaakinen, CEO of the Y-Foundation – a key player in this process – offers his view of the best way forward
While policy innovations in many countries have reduced the immediate risks for rough sleepers during COVID-19, these interventions are typically short-term. So what’s working in the UK and around the world, and how can short-term interventions be turned into long-term solutions to homelessness?