A Bold Federal Response to Eviction Protects Health and Housing Stability
Millions of families across the United States – disproportionately Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and immigrants – struggle to maintain adequate housing and live on the brink of eviction and homelessness. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has exacerbated this challenge, and placed one in six families at risk of eviction – three times higher than pre-pandemic rates of eviction. As a country, we can solve this problem. The Eviction Crisis Act is urgently needed as they are evidence-based solutions for ending evictions and preventing adverse health, education, and financial outcomes throughout one’s lifespan.
To read the related policy brief, ‘Eviction: A Preventable Cause of Adverse Child and Family Health’, click here.