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COVID-19 is worsening homelessness and insecure housing for women - Behind the Numbers

School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jennie Vengris and PhD candidate Mary Vaccaro discuss the ways COVID-19 has impacted women and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

Aug 07, 2020

Women, girls, and gender diverse people are disproportionately impacted by a loss of income during COVID-19, putting women-led households at great risk of losing their housing.

A report by the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network (WNHHN) and research from the Community University Policy Alliance on Women’s Complex Homelessness at McMaster University reveals multiple pressures on women, girls, and gender diverse people as they struggle to find or retain safe shelter during the pandemic.

Read more at Behind the Numbers.