Towards an Emergency Housing Response to COVID-19 in Georgia

March 23, 2020

Housing is a key component to addressing both the public health and economic dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis. Without stable housing, families cannot take basic public health precautions or recover if ill. Similarly, loss of housing through eviction or foreclosure will compound the economic fallout of rising unemployment in our state.

In this article, nine professors from Georgia Tech, Emory, and Georgia State outline emergency housing policy recommendations for Georgia. They recommend housing policies to ensure Georgia residents’ public health, economic resilience, education, and most importantly the well-being of Georgia’s children during this crisis. These scholars address formal and informal evictions, foreclosures, utility shut offs, lost wages, sick pay, elderly housing, and provisions for homeless shelters. More detailed descriptions of these recommendations can be found in the article link below.

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