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‘Significant proportion’ of rough sleepers in Australia given shelter during Covid now homeless – The Guardian

Only a third of rough sleepers who were given emergency accommodation during the pandemic were moved into long-term housing, report finds



A remarkable number of homeless people were placed in emergency accomodation at the height of the Covid pandemic but only a third of rough sleepers were later moved into long-term housing, a new report states.
The report, released on Thursday by UNSW and the Australian Council of Social Service (Acoss), argues many of those housed in emergency shelters during the pandemic are now homeless again due to a lack of social housing stock.
Drawing on unpublished data from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland…

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