Community Catalyst released an article on October 12 about how ending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium has negative impacts on health outcomes. The article explores the link between evictions and poor maternal health outcomes, increased hospitalizations, worse self-reported health, poor caregiver health and depression, increased drug use, worse mental health, and other negative health outcomes. The author makes the case that housing is a key element of health protection and how supporters can assist households at risk of evictions. Community Catalyst is a Steering Committee member of the Opportunity Starts at Home multisector affordable homes campaign.
“Evictions pose a long-lasting threat to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and society at large,” states Lola Akintobi, who wrote the piece. “In order to boost health protective factors, reduce chronic conditions, and move toward health equity, it is vitally important that policymakers at all levels look to these and other solutions to increase housing stability. The Build Better Act has the potential to provide security for millions by lowering housing costs, providing tax cuts for workers, and creating more jobs. It is time to pass the Build Better Act to prevent evictions and protect the health of the nation.”
To read the article, click here.
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