Title How Were People Experiencing Homelessness in Rio de Janeiro Impacted—and Assisted—This Winter? Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 13/10/21 Description The Homeless Population in Times of Covid-19 survey—conducted with volunteers from the People of the Street Pastoral Committee and grassroots organization Port With Life, together with the Center for Studies in Health and Gender from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio) Department of Social Services in partnership with the University of Dundee—brought specific data on the population experiencing homelessness in the city of Rio de Janeiro. 304 people were interviewed: 259 men, 45 women, and one transgender individual. The study was carried out during the months of August, September and October 2020, across the city.
The survey found that the majority of people experiencing homelessness were over 40 years old, although ages vary by location. In Central Rio, the population was younger, while in the South Zone, older. Regarding race, 221 declared themselves black or brown (73%). Most have been on the streets for over five years. In Central Rio, they have been living on the streets for less time, while in the West and South Zones people have been there longer. Only 61 people (28%) studied beyond elementary school. The numbers show that 218 people interviewed said they work in recycling or doing odd jobs (72%).
URL https://rioonwatch.org/?p=67861 Persons Andrea Rodriguez, Nilza Rogeria Nunes