This website is now an archive. Leilani Farha’s tenure as UN Special Rapporteur ended on April 30th, 2020. You can follow her work in her new role as Global Director of The Shift at www.maketheshift.org
2014 — 2020
A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, States across the world are ordering millions of people to “stay home”. And yet, at the same time, many households and communities continue to be threatened with eviction.
For a great number of households across the world, the pandemic has meant job loss, reduced work hours, unpaid sick leave, or an inability to undertake informal sector work due to lockdowns. Both renters and homeowners, many of whom live month to month, are now experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and stress, and many are unable to pay their rent or mortgage and utility bills.