Home first: a starting point for the chronically homeless?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Oosthuizen
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, COVID-19, HOMELESS
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-2020/home-first-starting-point-for-chronicially-homeless
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11514
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15396

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Abstract

On a crisp June morning over two months after COVID-19 lockdown was announced, Cape Town was eerily quiet. Stripped of its bustling crowds of city workers and tourists, much of the movement on the streets was that of homeless people wrapped in their blankets and setting off for another day of skarreling - slang for their daily hustle for money. For some, the lockdown has kick-started new choices, partly because they found a place to call 'home'.