Report Back: Critical Perspectives on Homelessness and COVID-19

August 21, 2020 by Loren March

On August 11, the Affordable Housing Challenge Project held our first online seminar since the arrival of the pandemic, Critical Perspectives on Homelessness and COVID-19. We were joined by guests Dawnmarie Harriott (coordinator of Voices from the Street at Working for Change) and Emily Paradis (affordable housing advocate, activist and instructor with the University of Toronto’s Urban Studies Program) for a critical discussion around the mounting crisis of homelessness in Toronto, and the impacts of COVID-19 on our city’s unhoused residents. We discussed the difficulties increasingly faced by people on the ground, complex challenges that lie ahead, and how they might best be addressed with long-term solutions by allies and policy-makers.