How can billions of people ‘stay home’ to beat Covid-19 without a safe place to live? Leilani Farha

This pandemic has shown governments can solve homelessness. Here’s a must-do list to provide housing for all.
It has taken a deadly global pandemic to shake governments to the core and trigger an understanding that having a safe home might be central to human survival.

In my six years as the UN’s watchdog on housing and human rights, the concept of home has never been under this kind of global spotlight. But it is bitterly disappointing that billions of people living in deplorable housing conditions with no access to water or sanitation, being homeless, or constantly at threat of eviction did not merit this kind of attention before.

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