On August 6, 2020, leading organizations from the health sector sent a letter to Congress urging vital housing resources and protections in the next COVID-19 relief package. Specifically, the letter calls for robust emergency rental assistance, a national eviction moratorium, and expanded funding for homeless assistance. “Without action from Congress,” the letter reads, “we are going to see a tsunami of evictions, and its fallout will directly impact the healthcare system and harm the health of families and individuals for years to come.” The letter demonstrates that housing advocates are not alone in their call for federal action. The healthcare community broadly recognizes that now, more than ever, housing is health.
Read the letter below:Health Housing OSAH Letter FINAL 8.6
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