ABC Radio aired a program featuring how clients and staff at the Haymarket Centre are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporter Hagar Cohen from Background Briefing followed a number of clients as they were moved into a nearby hotel. Before they arrived at the Haymarket, many of these clients spent years either sleeping rough or experiencing other types of homelessness.

Homeless now living in Hotels

While Covid-19 has caused most people a lot of pain there are a few upsides. One of the most obvious is the reduction in pollution.

In Sydney, one exciting development is that homeless people are now been housed in 3 to 5-star hotels so they can social isolate.

ABC Background Briefing has a good podcast on the details.

Hopefully, this is not just a short term change on how to assist homeless people. If you are able to support the Haymarket Foundation working with those who are homeless please do.

SOURCE: ABC Radio features Haymarket’s homeless crisis accommodation