Eviction has damaging health consequences that can last lifetimes, or even generations. Families grappling with housing uncertainty experience physical and mental health challenges, from elevated rates of childhood and chronic disease and mortality, to stress, depression, anxiety and suicide. Those who lack stable housing are more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment, substance use, food insecurity and interpersonal violence. Housing instability makes it difficult for residents to invest in their homes, relationships and neighborhoods; and where health-supportive connections have already been made, eviction can disrupt the fabric of entire communities. Nationwide, Black and Hispanic renters in general, and women in particular, are disproportionately threatened with eviction and disproportionately evicted from their homes. Attend this webinar to learn about state and local legal approaches to preventing eviction and its devastating public health consequences.
By attending this webinar, you will:
- Understand eviction and housing instability as a public health problem that both causes and exacerbates existing health problems, erodes communities, and drives health inequities.
Learn about key state and local legislative approaches to preventing eviction, homelessness, and housing instability, including Eviction Diversion Programs, the right to counsel for tenants in landlord-tenant matters, voucher programs, and limiting public access to eviction-related court records.