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Encore: Staying housed and healthy

Open Doors

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 we're featuring an encore presentation of The Full Story. We talk 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 the Elm City Communities Board


Michele Conderino, Executive Director at Open Doors


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Fatou Sangare is a former associate producer at WSHU.
Sophie Camizzi is a current news fellow at WSHU, studying at Sacred Heart University. She is a native of Ansonia, Connecticut.
Saenah Boch is a news and audio production intern at WSHU.
Tom has been with WSHU since 1987, after spending 15 years at college and commercial radio and television stations. He became Program Director in 1999, and has been local host of NPR’s Morning Edition since 2000.
Ann is an editor and senior content producer with WSHU, including the founding producer of the weekly talk show, The Full Story.