Join WORKING PARTNERSHIPS USA on Wednesday, July 8 for a panel discussion on the connection between housing, health, and COVID-19.
As COVID-19 has made so clear, an adequate and affordable place to live is key to keeping families healthy and safe.
Santa Clara County’s eviction moratorium has saved countless families from being evicted by their landlord if they’ve lost work and cannot make rent. But many of those families are still in danger of losing their homes once the moratorium is lifted and their unpaid rent comes due.
On Wednesday July 8, we’re hosting a conversation with health experts and renter advocates about how the housing affordability crisis has affected health in Santa Clara County, and how families’ housing conditions impact their ability to stay healthy and help slow the spread of COVID-19.
During the meeting, representatives from the County’s Health System will discuss how unless we keep our communities housed, we risk undoing much of the progress our county has had in slowing the spread of COVID-19. We will also have legal experts speak on the current legal landscape for renters and on what families can do to prepare themselves for the future. Finally, we’ll have speakers to talk about persistent issues that have become more urgent since the shelter-in-place order, such as domestic violence and housing overcrowding.
Join our conversation to ask questions of these local experts and share your own experiences.