Housing, Homelessness, and COVID-19 in Massachusetts
Safe, stable, and affordable housing is essential to health. Yet, since Governor Baker’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium expired in October 2020, individuals and families across Massachusetts are now facing the added threat of unstable housing and homelessness during the height of the pandemic. People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of COVID-19, and many U.S. health and shelter systems are not equipped to meet their needs.
Hear from a panel of housing and homelessness experts as they address the intersection of housing, racial justice, and health, and discuss ways to address inequities, including opportunities for health and human service organizations, policy, and activism.
Andrea Campbell, Boston City Councilor, District 4
Cassandra Clay (SSW’79), Professor Emerita at Boston University School of Social Work and Board Member, Metro Housing Boston
Josh Cuddy, Director of Health and Housing Initiatives, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
Katie McCann (SSW’19, SPH’20), Community Organizer, City Life/Vida Urbana
Tom Byrne, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Social Work (moderator)