Pandemic led to 30% increase in homeless population in Brazil’s Federal District

Shelters have perceived an increase in demand for help since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Specialized Social Approach Service (SEAS) manager André Santoro says that the pandemic has led to an increase of approximately 30% in the homeless population in the Federal District. The loss of jobs and income caused demand to grow from 1,800 to 2,400 people - all of whom are assisted monthly by the SEAS.

In September alone, the Federal District Government sent at least 20 homeless people to Centro Pop in Asa Sul. There they are guaranteed access to meals, showers, resting area during the day and laundry.

The Federal District government has 11 Specialized Reference . . .

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