Critical Value #48 How can we address housing insecurity during the pandemic?
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The coronavirus poses a particular threat to people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. In the first of a series of podcasts on how the pandemic will affect vulnerable populations, host Justin Milner speaks with Mary Cunningham, vice president of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and researcher Samantha Batko about how the pandemic impacts those experiencing homelessness, those on the edge of becoming homeless and what policymakers can do to help.

Related links:
COVID-19: Policies to Protect People and Communities
How Programs Addressing Homelessness Can Prepare for the Coronavirus
Immediate Federal Action Is Needed to Keep People Housed in the Face of the Pandemic


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The Urban Institute podcast, Evidence in Action, inspires changemakers to lead with evidence and act with equity. Cohosted by Urban President Sarah Rosen Wartell and Executive Vice President Kimberlyn Leary, every episode features in-depth discussions with experts and leaders on topics ranging from how to advance equity, to designing innovative solutions that achieve community impact, to what it means to practice evidence-based leadership.


Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags COVID-19 Housing stability
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center