Since the state-wide pandemic eviction moratorium expired on June 30, 2021, eviction rates in Connecticut have increased dramatically and have consistently stayed above pre-pandemic eviction rates.
- September 07, 2023
The Office of Public Health Practice recently held its inaugural New Student Orientation Session, a schoolwide event intended to introduce students to some of the focus areas of the public health sector and provide them with important insights on working with community partners.
- August 16, 2023Source: Connecticut Public Radio
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut was credited with having one of the most comprehensive eviction moratoriums and protections in the nation.
- July 25, 2023Source: CT Insider
Connecticut's eviction moratorium helped tenants fare better than those in other states during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report in a new study.
- July 17, 2023Source: Eviction Lab
During the pandemic federal, state and local leaders attempted to prevent widespread eviction and its negative health effects through moratoria and other protections. Previous research has shown how effective these policies were in reducing formal case filings, but how did renters understand, interpret, and respond to these protections in their daily lives? How did they benefit and what challenges did they experience accessing these benefits?
- April 13, 2023Source: Yale Daily News
When Whitney Denary, a first year PhD student at the Yale School of Public Health, began speaking to community members struggling to pay rent, one theme stood out: how high rent forced families to choose between housing and healthy food. As a result of rising housing costs — she noticed — families opted to purchase cheaper, unhealthier foods in lieu of fruits and vegetables.
- April 07, 2023Source: WSHU
WSHU's The Full Story speaks with researchers and advocates who are working to understand and stem the impact that housing insecurity has on people's health.
- March 31, 2023Source: Yale News
Several tenants told the News that despite repeated complaints to landlords and Livable City Initiative, nothing was done to address potentially hazardous living situations.
- March 27, 2023Source: WUSF Public Media
Residents who spend more than 30 percent of their paycheck on rent are shown to experience higher rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study published in Social Science and Medicine.
- October 26, 2022Source: Rutgers University Newark
A Rutgers University–Newark sociologist has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the effects of pandemic eviction-prevention policies on individual and community mortality.