Journal article

Adolescent and young adult homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic: Reflections and opportunities for multi-sectoral responses

Jessica Heerde, G Patton, J Young, R Borschmann, S Kinner

Parity | Council to Homeless Persons | Published : 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified national attention to homelessness over the course of 2020 because of concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus amongst homeless persons. It has also produced compelling reasons to look more closely at the long-neglected area of homelessness policy, and created opportunities to reverse years of inattention. Homelessness disproportionately affects adolescents and young adults, with rates rising before the pandemic. Recent homelessness funding increases and housing policy responses have also addressed health and social needs, and are continuing for the time being, however the risk of the virus is likely to remain for some time. Although Victoria ha..

View full abstract