Staying housed and healthy
During the height of the pandemic, federal funding, eviction moratoriums, and housing services helped individuals and families who were at extreme risk of losing a secure place to live. Today those support systems are gone. Affordable housing is scarce in our region, and, in Connecticut, the number of people who don’t have homes is on the rise. And the struggle to find a permanent home can impact people's health.
Today on The Full Story we're speaking with researchers and advocates who are working to understand and stem the impact that housing insecurity has on people's health.
Tricia Lewis, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Science Department at Sacred Heart University
Danya Keene, Associate Professor of Social Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health, the Director of Yale’s Housing and Health Equity Lab, and a commissioner for theElm City Communities Board
Michele Conderino, Executive Director at Open Doors