Doctoral student Timothy Martin wrote an article for the Conversation Canada about how the coronavirus pandemic provides an opportunity to address homelessness.
“I research public responses to homelessness, and I believe that we can do better,” says Martin. “Through education and dialogue, we can begin to recognize that we all want the same thing: the end of homelessness, safer neighbourhoods and adequate housing for all.”
Martin also says that “homelessness need not be viewed as an inevitable part of the fabric of North American society. It was not always omnipresent, and need not continue to be. It has only really become pervasive, and increasing since the 1980s in Canada. Research has argued that it is preventable.”