Join us, virtually, at noon on Friday, April 2 for "Housing and health in a pandemic: A public health perspective on Rochester's looming eviction crisis," a presentation by Elijah de la Campa, PhD, Senior Research Associate in Economics and Urban Analytics, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and expert panel moderated by Katrina Smith Korfmacher, PhD, Director, Community Engagement Core, Environmental Health Sciences Center; Professor of Environmental Medicine, URMC. Expert panelists for this presentation include:
*Nadine D. Hylton, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Common Ground Health
*Mark Muoio, ESQ., Program Director, Housing Unit, Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LASROC)
*John Oster, Senior Community Housing Planner, City of Rochester
*Denise Read, Director of Financial Assistance Services, Monroe County Department of Human Services.
Even in the best of times, finding affordable, safe, and stable housing is a problem for many people in our area. Inadequate housing can lead to stress, economic burden, and exposure to environmental hazards, all of which can cause or exacerbate health issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to job losses, economic stress, and stay-at-home orders resulting in thousands more people struggling to pay rent. This puts them at greater risk of eviction, housing instability, crowding, and poor quality housing. Although eviction moratoria have kept many people from losing their homes, these emergency policies are set to expire in May. Dr. de la Campa will share research conducted by the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative about the potential scope of this problem in Rochester including implications for tenants, landlords, and communities. A panel of experts from local agencies will discuss how they are working to prevent an eviction crisis and how public health stakeholders can help.
Friday, April 2 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event