The COVID 19 pandemic exposed and clarified the significance of housing for health and well-being. Recognition that housing instability and homelessness contributed to the spread of COVID 19 spurred urgent and creative action to address symptoms of a longstanding affordable housing crisis including the risk of eviction from rental housing. As one example, here in Connecticut, a statewide moratorium on evictions helped keep renters housed when pandemic related wage loss caused them to fall behind on rent.
- FEATUREDFebruary 15, 2021Source: CT Mirror
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to a pre-existing and severe affordable rental housing crisis throughout the U.S. and here in Connecticut. Prior to the pandemic, there was no state in this country where a full-time minimum wage job was sufficient to affordably rent a one- bedroom apartment. Here in Connecticut, nearly two full-time jobs were needed.
- September 20, 2022
Our lab is focused on understanding the health implications of the current affordable housing crisis. Our research seeks to illuminate the toll of large, unequal, and unmet housing needs and to examine the health impacts of housing policies. We are grateful to our community partners, funders and the many individuals who have shared their lived experiences of housing vulnerability and housing activism with our research team. This report provides a brief summary of some of our work over the past year. We hope you find it informative. We welcome any questions or comments and would be happy to provide more information.
- September 15, 2022
A new YSPH study, published in the journal Housing Policy Debate, concludes that using hotels for temporarily housing homeless individuals had a positive impact on their lives - something that could have implications for future ways of addressing homelessness in general.
- July 06, 2022Source: YaleNews
Much of the rising cost can be attributed to supply chains that have become more complicated, researchers said. Each step added to the chain means another entity is collecting profits, leading to higher costs for patients dependent on insulin.
- October 19, 2021
In pursuit of health equity, members of the Yale School of Medicine community advocate for Medicare for All.
- May 05, 2021Source: CT Mirror
In March of 2020, the United States issued an executive order enabling funds from FEMA’s Public Assistance program to be used to cover 75% of costs related to non-congregate sheltering for individuals experiencing homelessness. In New Haven, this enabled the city to contract with two hotels, the Village Suites and the La Quinta Inn and Suites, to house individuals residing in congregate shelters or experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
- March 01, 2021Source: M.D./alert
Nursing home residents at risk for overtreatment of diabetes
- December 07, 2020Source: The Appeal
The CDC must immediately extend its emergency eviction moratorium to give the Biden administration and Congress time to provide additional emergency rental assistance.
- July 07, 2020Source: New Haven Register
Public health professionals and scholars have written for decades about systemic racism being a major cause of Americans who are Black, Hispanic or Native American having poorer health and life expectancy than whites.